SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Baseball head coach Reggie Christiansen and the Sacramento State baseball team were both named the "Best at Sac State" according to The State Hornet, Sacramento State's student-run online newspaper.
Christiansen was voted "Sac State's Best Coach" by Sacramento State students. The voting takes place through the State Hornet, which runs an annual series highlighting the best of Sacramento State. The awards range from athletics to academics and transportation to housing, and more.
The paper's series began three years ago and the award is the first for Christiansen, who is on pace for his eighth consecutive 30-win season.
"We have very good coaches in our department and it's certainly humbling to be awarded (best coach). It goes to show you that winning matters, but so does making sure our guys do what's right in the classroom and off the field," Christiansen told the paper.
"Best Coach" this year went to @SacStBaseball head coach Reggie Christiansen. Holding the position since 2011, Christiansen has led the team to seven consecutive 30-plus win seasons.https://t.co/gzyHaulfmG— The State Hornet (@TheStateHornet) April 13, 2019
Christiansen's award was not the only one. The Sacramento State baseball team was also voted "Best Men's Team" on campus.
The Hornets are currently 23-11 overall and stand atop the Western Athletic Conference with a 9-3 league record. They have won 30 or more games and reached the postseason in seven consecutive seasons and are on pace for an eighth.
"It certainly feels good for our players to be recognized that way," Christiansen told the State Hornet. "It feels good to know that (the community is) recognizing the performances that they have done on the field. They (our players) are going to be grateful and humbled by it as well."
The Sac State baseball team, who won The State Hornet's Best of Sac State "Best Men's Team" award, have seven consecutive 30 plus-win seasons and are well on their way to eight, with 20 wins already and 24 games remaining in the regular season.https://t.co/vd8H8Eoi2O— State Hornet Sports (@SH_Sports) April 11, 2019
Sacramento State continues its season with a Wednesday evening matchup on the road at Illinois State. First pitch for Wednesday's game is scheduled for 5 PM CT/3 PM PT and can be heard live online at HornetSports.com/Radio. The game will also air online on ESPN+ (subscription required).
For more details on Sacramento State baseball, including upcoming games, ways to watch and listen, and more, visit the Sacramento State baseball homepage online at HornetSports.com.