Sammy Fabian Named Final Big West Player of the Week of 2019

Sammy Fabian (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Sammy Fabian (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara softball team ended its season with a 2-1 series win over Cal Poly this past weekend, thanks in large part to the play of sophomore Sammy Fabian, who on Monday was named the final Big West Field Player of the Week of the year.

Fabian takes home the first weekly honor of her Gaucho career after putting together a performance consistent with the quality and efficiency she has displayed on offense all season long. The outfielder hit at a .583 clip, going 7-for-12 at the plate to help lead UCSB to its first series win during conference play.

The Glendale, Calif. native also put up four runs and three RBIs. Her two RBIs in the 9-1, five-inning series finale win set a season-high. In that same game, she went a perfect 4-for-4 on at bats, doing so for the first time in 2019 and the second time in her career.

The sophomore went 1-for-4 with one run and one RBI in Saturday's opener, a 6-5 UCSB win. She also added a double on a 2-of-4 mark in Saturday evening's 5-3 defeat.

Her efficient final weekend put her season batting average back over .400 for the first time in weeks, settling at .404 for the year. That makes her just the third Gaucho in program history to bat over .400 for a season, joining Kristen Clark (2014, 2016) and Christine Ramos (2009). Her average goes down at No. 3 all-time at UCSB.