SUPER SUNDAY NETS FOUR CONFERENCE TITLES FOR SACRAMENTO STATE
The Sacramento State athletics department enjoyed a day of success that would be hard to match by any school in the country this past weekend. On Sunday, Apr. 28, the Hornets captured four conference titles in a span of four hours.
The run began when the men's tennis team defeated Eastern Washington, 4-0, at the Gold River Racquet Club. The title was the sixth in program history and the first since 2003. With the win, the Hornets earned the automatic berth into the NCAA Championships later this month.
The rowing team won the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) team title later in the morning at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. Sacramento State advanced all six of its boats into the grand finals and ran away with the team points title.
The men's golf team provided the third championship by winning the Div. I Independent Golf Championship by 11 strokes in Windsor, Colo. Freshman Grant Norton tied for second overall and set the school record for 54 holes in the process. Norton's total of 209 was two strokes better than the previous record which was held by Robert Hamilton and current head coach Adam Pohll.
The final title came from the women's tennis team which defeated Northern Arizona, 4-0, for the Big Sky title at Gold River. The victory continued the dominance by the Hornets over their conference foes. Sacramento State has now won six straight Big Sky titles and 42 consecutive conference matches dating back to 2002.
Sacramento State has captured eight conference championships in 16 opportunities this season. The four winners on Sunday join volleyball, men's indoor track and field, and women's golf, who each won Big Sky titles. Gymnastics also added its second consecutive Western Athletic Conference championship.
The eight conference titles this season are the most for Sacramento State in the school's Div. I era (1991-pres.). The Hornets have a chance to add to that count as men's and women's track and field, baseball and softball are still competing.