Chris Malec Named Golden Student-Athlete Of The Week

May 10, 2005

Chris Malec returned to the UCSB lineup for the first time since having surgery following a diagnosis of testicular cancer on April 14. After entering Friday's game against Long Beach State as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement, Malec was in the starting lineup at shortstop on Saturday and he didn't waste any time, belting a grand slam home run to lead the Gauchos to a 7-6 win. Malec also doubled and walked twice on the weekend, and UCSB won two out of three games over the 10th-ranked 49ers.