Whittier College News Release
Whittier Basketball Players Named SCIAC
Athletes of the Week
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) has named Whittier College seniors Abe Morabbi of Northridge and Robin Ishibashi of Montebello as its athletes of the week for their outstanding performances Dec. 30, 2002, through Jan. 5. Both the men’s and women’s teams were victorious in the Poet Classic Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament on campus Jan. 2–4.
A three-year starter who is team captain, Morabbi led Whittier to their 8–1 start. In the three games over winter break, Morabbi averaged 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and 2.5 steals per contest as Whittier went 3–0. Morabbi was also named MVP of the Poet Classic for his average of 15 points per game and his 13 assists, including a game high of nine against Northland. He is a graduate of Van Nuys High School.
Ishibashi led the Whittier women to a 5-0 record over the break while averaging 18 points, six assists and 4.5 steals per game. She led Whittier with 23 points (13-15 FT), eight assists and five steals in Whittier’s 80–64 win over nationally ranked Webster. Ishibashi was also named Poet Classic MVP as she racked up 21 points, six assists and six steals against Colorado College. She graduated from Schurr High School in Montebello.
Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts. Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa.
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