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Christian Oshita Earns D2CCA All-Region Honors


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BILLINGS, Mont. - University of California San Diego men's basketball standout Christian Oshita has earned all-region recognition from the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) as the honorees were named Monday.

A junior guard/forward, Oshita was selected to the D2CCA All-West Region Second Team.

Oshita, who started all 32 of the team's games, led UC San Diego in several statistical categories including scoring (16.3 points/game), rebounding (6.8/game), and minutes (33.3/game). He was second on the squad in field goal percentage (.457), 3-point field goals made (73), and 3-point field goal percentage (.395).

Oshita scored at least 10 points in 30 of 32 games. He netted 20-plus points on 10 occasions, including a career-high 29 against Stanislaus State in a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship quarterfinal. That total was the most by any Triton this season. Oshita recorded five double-doubles on the year.

His 520 total points scored over the 2017-18 campaign are the most by any Triton in a single season since the program moved to NCAA Division II status in 2000. Oshita has accumulated 880 points in just two seasons with the team.

Also this season, the Los Angeles native was named to the All-CCAA First Team.

Among all CCAA players, Oshita ranked second in scoring and field goal percentage, third in minutes, fourth in 3-point field goal percentage, and fifth in rebounding.

UC San Diego posted another banner year, finishing with a 21-11 overall record and a 15-7 mark in the CCAA, good for a third-place finish in the 13-team league. The Tritons won their second-straight (third overall) CCAA Championship title, defeating regular season champion and top-seeded Cal Poly Pomona in the title game. They advanced to their third-consecutive NCAA Championship, competing at the West Regional in Oregon.

The D2CCA all-region teams are selected by the sports information directors from the schools in each region. The D2CCA is a function of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

2017-18 D2CCA All-West Region Teams
Player of the Year
Tanner Omlid, F, Western Oregon

First Team
Ethan Alvano, G, Cal State San Marcos
Kalidou Diouf, C, California Baptist
Niksha Federico, G/F, Hawai'i Pacific
Trevor Hill, G, Dixie State
Tanner Omlid, F, Western Oregon

Second Team
Luke Chavez, G, Saint Martin's
Daulton Hommes, F, Western Washington
Jordan Ogundiran, G, Cal Poly Pomona
Christian Oshita, G/F, UC San Diego
Brandon Simister, G, Dixie State


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