Pac-12 honors Cougs’ Galdeira
Women’s college basketball: Washington State guard Lia Galdeira was named Pac-12 Conference freshman of the week.
Galdeira scored a game-high 15 points in WSU’s 62-55 win over No. 20 Ohio State on Saturday. She also grabbed six rebounds and was 6 of 6 at the free-throw line, including four in the final 20 seconds to seal the Cougars’ first victory over a ranked team since beating No. 22 Arizona 93-86 on Feb. 20, 2001.
Washington State is at No. 14 Louisville at 4 p.m. today.
Bobcats senior wins Buchanan
College football: Montana State senior defensive end Caleb Schreibeis won the Buck Buchanan Award, given by The Sports Network to the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
A former walk-on, he is the first MSU player to win the award, but the fifth from the Big Sky Conference, which has won four of the past six Buchanan awards. Eastern Washington linebacker J.C. Sherritt won the award in 2010.
Schreibeis led the FCS with eight forced fumbles and led the Big Sky with 12.5 sacks and 15 tackles for a loss. Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke won the Walter Payton Award, given to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. He is the second sophomore to win the award.
Holland collects 2nd straight title
Snowboarding: Olympic champion Seth Wescott of Sugarloaf, Maine, and X Games champion Nate Holland of Sandpoint, who now calls Squaw Valley, Calif., home, combined to take the team SBX title at the Paul Mitchell Progression Session in Telluride, Colo., during the weekend.
It was the second straight weekend U.S. Snowboarding has triumphed in a FIS Snowboarding World Cup team event, with Holland combining with Hagen Kearney to win last weekend in Austria.