UC Davis' Sarah Sumpter, who set two meet records at last week's Big West Conference Championships, was named the conference's Women's Track Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, UCD reported.
The junior won the 10,000 meters in 34 minutes, 3 seconds and the 5,000 in 16:35.07.
Drew Wartenburg, who guided the Aggies to their first Big West title, shared the Women's Coach of the Year honor with UC Santa Barbara's Pete Dolan.
Sacramento State's Kathleen Raske was named the Big Sky Conference Women's Coach of the Year for an unprecedented fifth straight season, the conference announced. She directed the Hornets to their fifth consecutive conference outdoor title.
UCD pitcher Vela honored
UCD's Justine Vela was named the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year and Freshman Pitcher of the Year, the conference announced.
Vela led the league with 272 strikeouts while posting a 20-13 record with a 2.10 ERA.
Aggies catcher Rachel Miller joined Vela on the Big West first team. The senior led UCD in homers (four) and RBIs (26).
Sisters and former Sheldon High School softball players Jolene Henderson and Danielle Henderson, now teammates at top-ranked Cal, received All-Pacific-12 Conference honors.
Jolene, a junior, repeated as the Pitcher of the Year. She is 29-2 with a 1.22 ERA. Danielle, a third baseman hitting .299 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, made the all-freshman team and was all-conference honorable mention.
Bee Sports staff, Bill Paterson
© Copyright The Sacramento Bee. All rights reserved.
Read more articles by Bee Sports Staff
What You Should Know About Comments on Sacbee.com
Sacbee.com is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)
Here are some rules of the road:
Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "Report Abuse" link to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.
Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.
Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.
Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand.
Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.
Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.
Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.
Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.
Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their point of view. Please only flag comments that violate these guidelines.
You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "Report Abuse" link to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.
If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them.