Saikumar Named SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Saikumar Named SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2019) – Freshman forward Sahana Saikumar (Arcadia, Calif. / Arcadia) became the first member of the Caltech women's basketball team to receive SCIAC recognition this year, receiving SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts over the Beavers' recent three-game stint. 

Saikumar averaged 23 points per game and shot nearly 50 percent from the field while averaging 12.3 rebounds per game. The rookie pulled down 14 rebounds in both games of this year's Thanksgiving Classic while becoming the fourth player in program history to block seven shots in a game on Friday. She also dished out a pair of assists over the week and recorded three steals. 
 
Through six games, Saikumar is averaging 22.3 points per game as the conference scoring leader and 11 rebounds per game, both of which have her on pace for the team's single-season records in each category.
 
Saikumar and the Beavers will open SCIAC play on Wednesday, Dec. 4 when they host Occidental College at 7 p.m.
 
 


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