It was announced earlier today by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) that sophomore running back Curtis Tanquary (San Jose, CA) of the University of Redlands football team was named the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week for October 7-13.
Tanquary led the Bulldogs to a 10-7 victory over Cal Lutheran University in the annual Smudge Pot game on Saturday night, carrying the ball 29 times for a career-high 161 yards. While helping the team halt CLU's 28-game SCIAC win-streak, he scored Redlands' only touchdown of the defensive battle against the Kingsmen. Tanquary registered big runs of 34 and 22 yards during each of the Bulldogs' scoring drives en route to leading the Maroon and Gray to its first win over CLU since 2007.
Junior women's soccer player Taylor Will (Santa Maria, CA) of CLU garnered the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week honor.
The SCIAC sports information directors nominate and vote upon the athletes of the week. For a complete list of previous recipients, please visit www.thesciac.org.