SAN DIEGO—(July 1, 2016)—It seemed no matter who was pitching, San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers was able to enjoy success.
Setting three team monthly records, Myers topped the list of eight standout athletes who were honored as Stars of the Month for June by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Myers drove in 33 runs, collected 11 home runs and had 22 extra-base hits—all team records—while batting .327 with a .429 on-base percentage and a slugging average of .765. He was also named National League Player of the Month as well as being selected to the 2016 All-Star roster.
Joining the 25-year-old Myers as professionals were Ultimate Fighting Champion Dominick Cruz, former USD baseball star Kris Bryant and NHRA drag racing standout Ron Capps.
Cruz defended his UFC bantamweight title with a unanimous 50-45, 49-46, 50-45 victory over arch-rival Urijah Faber.
Bryant set an all-time major league record, becoming the first to hit three home runs and two doubles in the same game.
Capps captured three drag racing titles in four weeks with victories in the New England Nationals, Summer Nationals in New Jersey and the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals.
On the amateur front, former Rancho Buena Vista High athlete Fale Aviu led Oklahoma to the NCAA softball championship; SDSU sprinter Ashley Henderson finished second by 0.01 seconds in the NCAA Championship 100-meter dash; USD rower Uche Anyanwu was named first team All-American and ex-SDSU pole vaulter Kristen Brown set a PR and qualified for the Olympic Trials with a best of 15-5.
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