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Southern Oregon senior guard Tristen Holmes wrapped his career with another spot on the All-Cascade Conference team and junior Jordan Hunt garnered honorable mention, the CCC office announced Wednesday.
On the women’s side, Southern Oregon senior Ariel Augustine was selected to the All-Cascade Conference team and sophomore Syd Fryer received honorable mention.
Holmes, a four-year Raider and North Medford product, became a two-time selection after averaging 16.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists this season. During CCC regular-season action, he was the only player to rank among the top-15 in all three categories.
Holmes made 98 career starts and finished with 1,412 points, 577 rebounds and 453 assists, making him the only player in team history to record 1,000-500-400. He landed at No. 3 in assists and No. 12 in scoring in the program record book.
He shined throughout the Raiders’ run through the CCC Tournament, putting up 19 points and nine rebounds in the quarterfinals, 20 points and four assists in the semifinals, and eight points, eight assists and five rebounds in the title game. Last week, he was also one of 22 players across the NAIA to be selected to a Google Cloud Academic All-District team for the second year in a row.
Augustine, a 5-foot-11 forward from Bellflower, Calif., led the Raiders with a clip of 13.9 points per game that ranked sixth in the conference to go with 5.3 rebounds. She was one of eight CCC players who averaged at least two 3-point makes.
An honorable mention pick last year, Augustine scored in double figures 49 times and totaled 767 points in just two seasons with the Raiders. She also posted five double-doubles.
Hunt, a forward from New Zealand, was 16th on the CCC’s scoring leaderboard (13.5), ninth in rebounds (7.0), fifth in blocked shots (1.6) and eighth in field-goal percentage (53.7). He recorded five double-doubles this season and recently became the 22nd member of SOU’s 1,000-point club.
Oregon Tech’s Mitchell Fink was named the CCC Player of the Year for the second time. College of Idaho’s Talon Pinckney was the Defensive Player of the Year and Multnomah’s Justin Martin the Newcomer of the Year.
Fryer, a 5-9 wing from Manteca, Calif., enjoyed a breakout sophomore season with averages of 11.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals, ranking among the league leaders in all three categories. She scored 15 plus nine times over SOU’s final 16 games after doing so once in her first 41 collegiate appearances.
Fryer was at her best in the quarterfinal round of the CCC Tournament against College of Idaho, where she scored 30 points on 10-of-12 shooting and netted 20 in the fourth quarter alone.
Eastern Oregon guard Maya Ah You Dias was named the CCC Player of the Year for the second straight season after leading the Mountaineers to regular-season and tournament titles. College of Idah’s Alyssa Case was the Defensive Player of the Year, Northwest (Wash.)’s Sam Van Loo the Freshman of the Year and EOU’s Anji Weissenfluh the Coach of the Year.
Track and Field
Southern Oregon University will be represented by four individuals across five events at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will take place today through Saturday at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, S.D.
Three All-Americans are part of the Raiders’ traveling party: Zach Beltz in the men’s long jump and triple jump, Arianna Daniel in the women’s 400 meters, and Joseph Dotson in the men’s heptathlon. Beltz is appearing at the national indoor meet for the first time along with Rhett Gonzalez, who is set to compete in the men’s 60-meter hurdles.
Dotson will be the only Raider in action today to complete the first four of seven heptathlon disciplines. Gonzalez and Daniel will run their preliminary races on Friday, while Beltz will compete in the long jump Friday and the triple jump Saturday.
The Raiders are attending the meet for the eighth time. Last year they came home with three All-America finishes, all on the women’s side.