2013-14 Season Recap at a Quick Glance
Cal State Fullerton finished the season 12-18 overall and 8-8 in the Big West conference under first year head coach Daron Park. The 2013-14 squad had its most conference wins since the 2009-10 season and secured its eighth double-digit win season in the last nine years.
"I felt like we found ourselves during the year and it took some time for this team to understand what we were asking of them, but I think you saw as the season progressed we got better and we were a much better basketball team in February and March than we were in November and December," said head coach Daron Park.
Head Coach Daron Park
In his first season at the helm of Cal State Fullerton women's basketball, Daron Park guided the Titans to a 12-18 overall record and 8-8 record in the Big West Conference. After many years as an associate head coach, interim head coach, and assistant, Park helped three Titans earn All-Big West Conference honors. Park is the first male head coach in Cal State Fullerton women's basketball history. Park recorded his first win as the head coach of the Titans on Nov. 22 versus Columbia.
"My first year was everything I expected and that's a good thing. I felt the road I took and experiences I had along the way really prepared me for this year. I'm very excited to shed the rookie head coach label and move on into year two".
Big West Conference Awards
Thomas becomes the first Titan to be named to the conference second team since Toni Thomas was honored during the 2008-09 season. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native finished the regular season averaging 15.2 points per game and second in scoring in conference games (20.6 ppg). The senior guard reached the 1,000 point career mark against Hawai'i in the regular season finale March 8 and recorded 20 double-digit scoring games this season.
Coach Park on Alex: "I thought Alex had an exceptional year and she really embraced what we were teaching and selling and the results showed. When the conference season rolled around her game really came around and she blossomed into a consistent scoring threat every night and it was really fun to watch. I'm really proud I got to coach her during her senior year."
Miles, a junior from Compton, Calif., averaged 13.9 points per game this season, while leading the team in assists (114) and steals (41). The junior guard scored a career-high 26 points versus Cal Poly on Feb. 20 and dished out a career-high nine assists against UC Irvine on March 6.
Logan, in her first season with Fullerton, earned all-freshman team honors after averaging 7.9 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. The Corona, Calif., native led the Titans with 52 three-pointers and knocked down a career-high seven three-pointers against UC Irvine on March 6. Logan recorded two double-doubles and made 21 starts in her rookie campaign.
2013 Big West Scholar Athletes
UCSB Winning Streak at Home Snapped
Fullerton's 67-62 win at UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 25 signified the end of what was a 23-year losing streak in Santa Barbara. The Titans previously defeated the Gauchos at the Thunderdome on Feb. 12, 1991 (22 games).
A Streak Meant for Snapping
After defeating Cal Poly on February 20 at Titan Gym, the Titans snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Mustangs. Previously, the Titans hadn't defeated Cal Poly since Feb. 25, 2010.
1,000 Points for Thomas
Senior Alex Thomas reached the 1,000 career point mark after knocking down a three-pointer with 17:07 left in the first half against Hawai'i on March 8 at Titan Gym. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native averaged 15.2 ppg this season and a conference best 20.6 ppg in Big West play, while scoring a career high 450 points this year.
Williams Moving Up on All-Time Block List
Junior forward Natalie Williams led the Titans with 14 blocked shots this season and is now tied with Charlee Underwood (2003-2007) for eighth on the all-time career shot blockers at Cal State Fullerton
Most Wins Since 2009-10 Season
After recording win number 12 on the season against Hawai'i last Saturday, the Titans have now went over 11 wins for the first time since 2009-10 when Fullerton won 15 games. The last time the Titans won at least eight conference games was also the 2009-10 season when the team won eight Big West games.
Iwuoha's Career Night
Forward Kathleen Iwuoha's big performance on March 1 was key for the the Titans as they defeated Long Beach State, 71-55. The junior forward poured in a career high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Iwuoha set new career highs in field goals made (9), free throws made (7), and minutes played (40).
Big West Win #200
After knocking off conference leader Cal Poly on Feb. 20, 78-77, at Titan Gym, Fullerton recorded its 200th all-time Big West win.
Living Pretty in the 60's
The Titans were 11-6 when scoring 60+ points this season, compared to a 1-12 mark when scoring under 60 points...Fullerton was 5-1 when scoring at least 70 points this season.
Shooting Over 40 percent
The Titans are 7-2 when shooting better than 40 percent from the field and 5-0 when shooting better than 40 percent from behind the arc.
The Titans shot a whopping 41 three-pointers versus Long Beach State on Feb. 1, which gives Fullerton a new school record for most three-pointer attempts in a single game. The Titans previously shot 40 treys against Iowa State (12/8/13) earlier this season.
All About Getting Better
Fullerton finished 5-13 in the Big West last season. The Titans already have eight conference wins as it heads into the conference tournament.
All 11 players on the roster call California home and all are natives of Southern California.
Join the "Tipoff Club
The Cal State Fullerton women's basketball program invites fans and supporters of the Titans to join the "Tipoff Club," a club created to allow fans to become engaged specifically with the Fullerton women's basketball team. Membership benefits include an opportunity to support and improve the quality of the program, a regular newsletter with insights from the coaching staff, a lanyard to gain access to select pregame chalk talks, and an invitation to participate in special events with the team. For more information or to make a gift to the women's basketball team and become a member of the "Tipoff Club," please make a gift by visiting: https://giving.fullerton.edu/giving/giving.aspx?szAccount_no=95993