Pluschkell earns Big West Player of the Week Honors

Feb. 19, 2018

DAVIS, Calif. — After hitting a team-high .833 at the plate in the Aggies’ road series victory over CSU Bakersfield, UC Davis shortstop Brad Pluschkell was named Big West Conference Field Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.

The conference nod marks the first player of the week award for the Aggies this season and first in Pluschkell’s career.

The Pleasanton, Calif. native began his 2018 campaign 4-for-4 with two runs scored in the Aggies’ season-opening victory against CSU Bakersfield. Pluschkell went on to match his 4-for-4 effort in game two while scoring one to help the Aggies to a 15-1 win, then wrapped up the series finale 2-for-4 with an on-base percentage of .846 and .917 slugging percentage.

Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley. The No. 6-ranked public university in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal, and among the top 10 public universities nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation's best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and animal science programs.

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