LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2017) – Freshman forward Spencer Schneider (Houston, Texas / Clearbrook) has been named SCIAC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career.
The 6-foot-6 Schneider averaged a double-double for the Beavers over the last two weeks and played a role in leading the Beavers to their first SCIAC win when they took down Whittier College, 86-82, on Dec. 21 in the first of many league games to come. Schneider scored 22 points and connected on four three-pointers to put his team over the top. Caltech returned to action eight days later against nine-win Buena Vista University and the versatile forward did not miss a beat, scoring 14 points while pulling down a career-high 16 rebounds.
The freshman has scored at least 10 points in every game he has played for Caltech and can draw even with Mike Edwards' 13 if he can continue his current pace through the month of January. Schneider is 33.5 minutes per game, and a team-leading 14.7 points and 8.1 rebounds through the Beavers' first 10 games.
Schneider and the Beavers are set to host Pomona-Pitzer Colleges later today at 7 p.m. in Caltech's annual Orange Out game.