Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Juarez is a Champion

Congratulations to Caltech's Teri Juarez, a standout student-athlete at Caltech, who was recently the cover person for Champion...check out the article here and view the publication here. Juarez is an important part - a champion - of the Caltech community as she represents two varsity teams, works in admissions, and has much academic and research experience.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Searching for Victory, Beavers set more Records

Caltech's comeback wasn't quite enough on Saturday against La Verne. The Beavers, after being down 13 at halftime saw the spread briefly swell to 20 with just more than six minutes to play (67-47), but they battled back with great defense and scoring punch to finish the game on a 23-9 run. Final score: 76-70.

(Recaps from GoCaltech.com and Pasadena Star-News)

The team continues to set program records as it looks for its next win. On Saturday, Caltech set the mark for the most 3-pointers made in a game as four players combined for a 12 for 22 night from behind the arc. Sophomore Mike Edwards tied his own Caltech record (in an NCAA game) with seven made treys on his way to a career-best 35 points. The 35-point effort ties Travis Haussler's school record for the most points against an NCAA opponent. Freshman Mike Paluchniak poured in a career-high 16 points. In addition, the 6-point margin of defeat is the closest Caltech has come on the road to a SCIAC or NCAA opponent since the 1995-96 season when the Beavers lost by three points at Redlands.

Caltech plays its next two games at home this coming Wednesday and Saturday.

Friday, January 14, 2011


In Wednesday's overtime thriller, Todd Cramer was one assist away from the program's first triple-double. Cramer produced 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 9 assists. The nine dimes tied a school record for helpers and set a Caltech record for most assists in an NCAA game.

Mike Edwards lit up the scoreboard with a season-high 28 points while Ryan Elmquist and Mike Paluchniak also scored in double figures, with 13 points and 11 points, respectively.

The Redlands' site notes just how close the game was while the Pasadena Star-News was also on hand to witness the tight contest.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The New Year

After opening the new year in a tough game against Eastern Connecticut, the Beavers got back on the winning track with a solid victory over Wisconsin Lutheran last Monday. The fourth win of the season was seized in the second half of the game as the Beavers outscored their opponent 44-31. Mike Edwards poured in 26 points while Todd Cramer and Ryan Elmquist scored 19 and 14, respectively. Cramer also tallied seven assists and six rebounds.

Caltech next opened SCIAC play with a much anticipated home game after a nice preview in the Pasadena Star-News. Hosting Pomona-Pitzer in front of a packed Braun Gym, the Beavers held a 7-point lead early in the second half but were unable to extend it. The Sagehens continued to pull closer and eventually took the lead, one that it managed to secure, 46-41, despite Caltech holding them to 29.5 percent shooting. Edwards was the game-high scorer as he went 6 of 12 from the field for 15 points. The Star-News and KCAL9 were there to cover the event.