PASADENA, Calif. – Senior women's basketball player Teri Juarez was recognized as the Baldwin Award winner which is given each year to the senior within the conference who has displayed her sportsmanship and contribution to the SCIAC through her career. The yearly awards are voted on by the conference's eight head coaches.
Statistically she recorded the most rebounds (240) and steals (65) among SCIAC players this season. She recorded 10 or more rebounds in 11 games this year with her season high of 17 coming in a mid-December match-up with Pacific Union. Her 8.8 points per game ranked 23rd among conference players.
"She has been the heart and soul of everything that we did this year. It will be hard to replace a player like Teri," ninth year head coach Sandra Marbut said. "From a coaching standpoint you need a player like Teri who can get a team through the tough times and adversity. She helps keep every player teachable with a positive attitude."
The native of El Paso, Texas will graduate in June with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She plans on pursuing her PhD in engineering. She became the national face for Caltech athletics in January 2011 when she was featured in the NCAA's quarterly magazine – Champion.
One of the team's tri-captains, she was only one of two players for the Beavers to start all 25 games this season. During her four years with the team she played in all 100 games contests; earning the starting nod in 85 of them. Juarez, who was also a member of the Caltech volleyball team, pulled down 720 rebounds during her time in a Beaver jersey which ranks her in the school's all-time top five in that category.
She is the fourth player since Caltech joined the SCIAC in 2001 to earn a spot on the all-conference squad.