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March 06, 1986

Forward Dave DiCesaris, a senior who sparked Pomona-Pitzer College to its first conference title in 68 years, has been named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball player of the year.

DiCesaris, a 6-5 forward from Corona, was the second-best scorer in the SCIAC and finished fourth in rebounding. He averaged 22.5 points and 7 rebounds. The Sagehens reached the NCAA Division III playoffs, finishing fourth in the West Regional last week.

Other all-conference first-team selections include the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps trio of 6-0 sophomore guard Todd Thomas, 6-5 junior forward Mark Sisson and 6-8 junior forward Scott Lammers. Thomas, top scorer of the three, averaged 17.5 points.

Second-team selections include junior guards Marlon Morton (5-10) of La Verne and Rick Caragher (6-2) of Pomona-Pitzer, senior guard Hanfred Brard (6-0) of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and junior forward Gordon Lewis (6-4) and freshman forward Rick Duque (6-6) of Pomona-Pitzer.

Pomona-Pitzer's women's basketball team, which won its seventh straight Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship last week, has placed two players on the all-conference first team: 5-8 senior guard Libby Gates, who averaged 12.8 points, and 5-9 junior forward Regina Juniel, who averaged 14.7 points and 8.4 rebounds.

Other first-team selections include 5-4 senior guard Michele Wetzler of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and former Wilson High star Julie Curtis, a 5-9 junior from Whittier, who was named the conference player of the year. Curtis averaged a conference-leading 23.4 points and 10.6 rebounds.

Among second-team choices are 5-10 freshman forward Lara Boyd of Pomona-Pitzer, 6-0 freshman center Betsy Means of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and 5-10 junior forward Joan Rosario of La Verne.

Tom Gustafson of Glendora has been named executive director of the Southern California Golf Assn., one of the nation's oldest and largest golf organizations.

Gustafson, 36, replaces Newell Pinch, who has been named chief executive officer of the 87-year-old organization that is composed of 525 golf clubs in Southern California and Baja California. Gustafson had been the SCGA's assistant executive director since 1981.

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