PASADENA (Dec. 15, 2017) – The entire men's basketball team make up the 10th group Caltech scholar-athletes to be featured in the episodic web series, Beaver of the Week. The episode will be the final Beaver of the Week of 2017.
The Beavers picked up their first win of the season in a rematch with the Unviersity of California Santa Cruz last Saturday and received contributions from up and down the lineup. Senior David Kawashima (Studio City, Calif. / North Hollywood) shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field and drained his only three-pointer of the game to finish the game with 16 points to lead the Beavers to the win. His leadership has been a boon to the Beavers in recent weeks and freshman forward Spencer Schneider (Houston, Texas / Clearbrook) is yet to score less than 10 points in any game for Caltech. On top of that, the men's team has twice hit 12 three-pointers in a game this season and both times tied the team record for three's in a game. Breaking the record down the line should be a matter of when, not if for the new-look Beavers.
Head Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger and the Beavers are set to return to Braun Gymnasium on Saturday night when they meet Knox College for a 5 p.m. game.
Beaver of the Week is a weekly web series providing fans and members of the Caltech community an in-depth look at the lives of Caltech scholar-athletes on the field, track, court or pool, in addition to life in the classroom. New and future episodes can be found on the Caltech Beavers YouTube Channel.