Women's Athlete of the Week
Griffins' Callahan wins Women's Athlete of Week honor
DEC. 8, 2014 - Grossmont College volleyball player Brooke Callahan has been named Women's Athlete of the Week by the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference after she helped the Griffins to a third-place finish in the CCCAA State Championships.
Callahan, a 6-foot-1 freshman middle blocker from Bishop Union High School and the Ridgecrest Volleyball Club, had 37 kills, 13 block assists and 48.5 points during the week at the Griffins defeated Cypress in five sets to win their Southern California Regional bracket, then moved on to their third-place finish in the CCCAA State Finals at Cabrillo College in Aptos.
She had 14 kills, 5 block assists and 16.5 points in Grossmont's 16-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-14, 15-12 regional victory over Cypress.
Callahan began the Final Four with 8 kills, block assists and 10.5 points as the Griffins suffered their first loss of the season 30-28, 21-25, 25-17, 25-20 in a battle of undefeated teams vs. defending state champion Cabrillo. She helped Grossmont to a 25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 25-17, 15-6 come-from-behind win over Feather River the following morning. Cabrillo, coming off its first loss of the year to eventual undefeated state champion Irvine Valley, then eliminated the Griffins in three sets 25-20, 25-20, 25-21.
Honorable mention went to basketball players Keisha Cox from state No. 4-ranked Palomar and DeShea Wilkes from state No. 10-ranked Mt. San Jacinto.
Cox, a 5-foot-8 sophomore guard from Mission Hills High School and Saddleback College led the Comets to a 69-63 win over Santa Monica to open the Charger Classic at Cypress College, contributing 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. She had 22 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in a 73-64 upset loss to state No. 8-ranked Cypress in the semifinals. In the tournament's third-place game, Cox contributed 13 points, 9 rebounds, 11 assists and 2 steals as Palomar bounced back to beat West Los Angeles 99-60. Cox, who is averaging 19.6 points for the 8-1 Comets, was named to the all-tournament team.
Wilkes, a 5-foot-9 sophomore guard from Murrieta Valley High School, was named to the all-tournament team at Chaffey College's Panther Pride Tournament. Wilkes had 5 rebounds and 2 assists in Mt. San Jac's 54-47 opening loss to Irvine Valley, had 5 rebounds and 7 assists in an 81-74 win over Barstow, then caught fire with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists to lead the Eagles to a 66-56 win vs. Citrus for the consolation title.