Photo: Noelle Davis
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2018) – For a second year in a row, sophomore guard Grace Peng (San Ramon, Calif. / California) of the Caltech women's basketball team earned SCIAC recognition, this time for Second Team All-SCIAC. The sophomore received the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year honor in 2017.
Peng finished seventh in the conference in scoring, seventh in steals, eighth in field goals per game and ninth in assists, in addition to ranking second in minutes per game. Additionally, the point guard is currently on pace to be the Beavers' most accurate three-point shooter in school history (32.2 percent) and is already Caltech's 10th all-time leading scorer. Perhaps her best game came on Jan. 3 when the Beavers picked up their first SCIAC win under first-year Head Coach Bridgette Reyes at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. Peng scored 21 points, knocked down two three-pointers and handed out a pair of assists.
With Peng manning the point guard position, the Beavers picked up three SCIAC wins for the first time ever, two of which came against the University of La Verne which marked the first time the Beavers have swept the Leopards. The three wins brought Caltech to an eighth-place conference finish.