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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Male Freshman of the Quarter

When the men’s basketball team needed an offensive spark, they turned to Julian Welch.

The 6’3″ guard from Elk Grove, Calif. consistently showed an ability to break down opposing defenses off the dribble while also punishing teams with his long-range shooting.

He averaged 7.8 points per game while scoring in double figures 10 times and sinking 27 three-pointers.

Welch finished the season on a high note, averaging 15.3 points per game over the final three contests, including an 18-point performance, nine of which came in overtime, against Cal State Fullerton in the regular season finale.

For his efforts, Welch received the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year Award and was named to the Mid-Major

Freshman All-America Team by Collegeinsider.com.

Additionally, he was selected to the Big West Conference All-Freshman Team.

– Richard Procter


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