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DAWSEN BACHO RECIPIENT OF SACRAMENTO STATE'S MALE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

DAWSEN BACHO RECIPIENT OF SACRAMENTO STATE'S MALE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Baseball's Dawsen Bacho has been awarded Sacramento State's Male Individual Performance of the Year. The sophomore catcher was named the Western Athletic Conference Tournament MVP after helping lead the Hornets to an improbable conference tournament title. Bacho hit a team-high .323 in seven games with three home runs, two doubles, and eight RBIs. Bacho's first homer was a crucial go-ahead shot in a must-win game against CSU Bakersfield, while his second gave Sacramento State its first run in the first of two championship games against Grand Canyon. His third round tripper came in the second title game in which the Hornets won by just one run, 5-4. After losing its first game of the double elimination tournament, Sacramento State ran off six straight wins over a four-day span to win the conference title and advance to NCAA Regionals.

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OTHER NOMINEES

Jeff Carr (Golf) - Carr set the Big Sky Conference Championship single-round record and tied the second-best all-time score by a Sacramento State golfer after shooting 63 in the final round of the Big Sky Championship. The score lifted Carr, a sophomore, into a tie for second place overall and left him just one stroke off the medalist. Carr's round of 63 was bogey free, marked the lowest on the team this season, and was just one stroke off Chad Wood's school record of 62, set in 2005.

Elijah Dotson (Football) - Dotson carried the Hornet offense for most of the season, highlighted by a five-game stretch where he rushed for over 100 yards in each game. The sophomore started the streak with 234 yards and three touchdowns at Montana. Dotson followed with identical 149 yards and one touchdown performances against Cal Poly and Southern Utah before rushing for 140 against North Dakota and 183 against Portland State. During the streak, he averaged 171.0 yards per game, 7.5 yards per rush and scored six touchdowns.

Joshua Patton (Basketball) - Patton scored a career-high 34 points, none more important than his game-winning jumper with 0.5 seconds left, to lift Sacramento State to a 66-64 road win at Northern Arizona. The junior posted career highs in points (34) and rebounds (11) while shooting 13-of-17 from the field and 8-for-14 from the free throw line. He scored 21 points in the second half on 7-of-9 shooting, and his step back six-footer with a half second left was the game winner.

Scott Randall (Baseball) - Randall, a sophomore, was brilliant in a Sunday start against Cal Baptist, throwing a shutout on 99 pitches in a game that lasted just one hour and 57 minutes. The Lancers would eventually grab a share of the WAC's regular season championship, but Randall held them to just two hits with no walks and five strikeouts. It was the only shutout of the year for the Hornets, and Randall finished with an 8-2 record while being named second team all-WAC.

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AWARD TIMELINE

June 11 - Female Newcomer of the Year - Ashtin Olin (Volleyball)
June 12 - Male Newcomer of the Year - Benji Kikanovic (Soccer)
June 13 - Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Raegen Rohn (Basketball)
June 14 - Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Bernardo Moraes (Tennis)
June 17 - Women's Academic Team of the Year - Women's Tennis
June 18 - Men's Academic Team of the Year - Men's Tennis
June 19 - Female Individual Performance of the Year - Savanna Corr (Softball)
June 20 - Male Individual Performance of the Year - Dawsen Bacho (Baseball)
June 21 - Biggest Upset Award
June 24 - Hornets Care Award
June 25 - Clutch Play Award
June 26 - Coach of the Year
June 27 - Female Hornet Award
June 28 - Male Hornet Award
July 1 - Team of the Year
July 2 - Female Student-Athlete of the Year
July 3 - Male Student-Athlete of the Year