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Briefs: UCI's Fox honored

February 24, 2011

UC Irvine junior Jordan Fox was named Big West Conference Player of the Week in baseball Monday.

Fox, a 5-foot-8 first baseman, drove in eight runs to help the Anteaters sweep a three-game nonconference series against visiting Nevada that was completed Sunday.

Fox had a career-high five RBIs in Saturday's 15-3 triumph, going two for four with a double.

He was two for four with a double and one RBI in Sunday's 7-1 win and opened the series by going three for five with two RBIs in a 17-4 victory.

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Fox, who had nine RBIs in 69 at-bats in 2010, leads the Anteaters with a .538 batting average heading into tonight's game at San Diego State.

— From staff reports

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'Eaters add punch

Jasmine Nickelberry, who scored 50 goals in two seasons for Turlock High, recently signed a national letter of intent to play for the UC Irvine women's soccer program, the school announced.

"We are thrilled that Jasmine has chosen to attend UC Irvine," UCI Coach Scott Juniper said in a statement. "She is strong, powerful, works extremely hard and take strike the ball very well. She is such a talented athlete she can genuinely fit in almost anywhere."

Nickelberry helped her Mustang Rampage club team win the ECNL national and state cup championships in 2010, as well as the Surf Cup title in 2009. She has participated in the Olympic Development Program the last four years and she attended Region IV ODP camps in 2006 and 2007.

— From staff reports

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Hultman singled out

Fordham University senior Ryan Hultman, a Corona del Mar High product, received honorable mention in All-American voting for his final men's water polo season with the Rams.

Hultman was also named to the Assn. of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-North second team for the second straight season.

He had another solid campaign, eclipsing the 30-goal plateau for the fourth straight season. He netted 32 goals, good for third on the team, to go with 18 assists for 50 points. It was the second time that Hultman reached the 50-point plateau in his career. He also posted a career-high 42 steals, which tied for 11th nationally.

Hultman also earned CWPA Northern Division Offensive Player of the Week once this season.

— From staff reports

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