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Nick Potthoff named SCIAC Athlete of the Week

Nick Potthoff named SCIAC Athlete of the Week

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SCIAC Athletes of the Week

WHITTIER, Calif. – Junior power forward Nick Potthoff (Phoenix, AZ) was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference office Monday.

Potthoff helped Whittier to a 1-1 week that saw the Poets narrowly fall to Pomona-Pitzer, 77-75, before earning an 83-82 win over Caltech. Potthoff notched 12 of his 15 rebounds during the week on the defensive glass, and added two steals and a blocked shot. Over the two games, he also shot 64.7% from the floor en route to a 19.0 points per game average. He was also 8-for-10 from the free throw line and 8-of-14 from three-point range.

Whittier returns to action this Wednesday, January 16 as they travel to Claremont, Calif. to take on Claremont-M-S with tip-off set for 7:00pm.