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Pacific basketball player scores regional award

Pacific junior forward Sarah Curl added another plaque to her impressive list of trophies for the 2015-16 season last week when she was named to the D3Hoops.com All-West Region third team.

Curl becomes the first Boxer in 10 years to receive an all-West Region honor. From 2004-06, future Pacific Hall of Fame inductee DeeDee Arnall was selected to the second, third and first teams, respectively.

Curl was Pacific’s first All-Northwest Conference first team selection since 2009. She averaged 18.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest this winter. She ranked third in the NWC in points, fourth in rebounds and second in steals (64). She scored a season-best and near-program record 38 points during an upset road win at Puget Sound in January.

The Westview High School alumna (Portland) also led the Boxers in assists (48) and blocked shots (16), was second in 3-pointers made (30), and shot 72 percent from the free throw line. After three seasons at Pacific, Curl has 1,022 career points, good for 10th on the Boxers’ career list.

Boxers pitcher Wolfram hauls in weekly honor

Pacific right-hander Paul Wolfram was chosen as the Northwest Conference baseball pitcher of the week for his role in the Boxers’ sweep of Linfield last weekend.

Wolfram pitched a complete-game shutout during the series-opening 16-0 win over the Wildcats on Friday in McMinnville. The Boxers went on to win games two (10-5) and three (5-4, 10 innings) as well, marking the first time that Linfield had been swept at home in four seasons. The trio of wins also marks the first time that the Boxers have won consecutive games against Linfield since 1998.

Wolfram pitched his first complete game of the season in that series opener, going the full nine shutout innings and allowing only five hits. He walked just two batters and fanned five. On the season, the sophomore from Las Vegas is now 4-2 with a 2.74 earned-run average.

The Boxers have been hot in March and are the winners of seven straight games. With the sweep of the Wildcats, they improved to 14-9 overall and 10-5 in NWC play. They sit tied for second place, just one game back of Whitworth.

Pacific will step outside of conference play this week with a three-game set at Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont, Calif., Thursday through Saturday.

They return to Forest Grove to host Willamette for three games April 2-3.

Pacific tennis player nets conference nod

For the second week in a row, Pacific’s Clark Wininger has been named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for men’s tennis.

Wininger, a junior from San Francisco, was honored for his part in his team’s first two victories on a four-match swing through Los Angeles. Playing at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles, Wininger defeated his opponent from California Lutheran (6-2, 6-0) and rolled against Occidental (6-0, 6-0).

He also teamed with doubles partner Brennan Faith to post an 8-3 victory against the Kingsmen on court number one. Pacific beat CLU and Occidental by identical 8-1 scores.

Wininger improved to 12-2 on the season in singles and 12-1 in doubles. He is unblemished in NWC singles play at 7-0.

The Boxers rounded out their southern California road trip with wins against Caltech and Colby before returning home. They will host No. 18 Whitman in a titanic conference match-up on April 1 at 4 p.m.

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