Rivers, Grandal, Strasburg Top Stars of the Month List
Pumphrey, six other amateurs also recognized by the San Diego Hall of Champions
SAN DIEGO-October 2, 2014 With talk of MVP filling the air, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers led three professional stars, seven collegiate standouts and six high school athletes selected by the San Diego Hall of Champions as Stars of the Month for September.
Rivers had the highest quarterback rating in the NFL, 114.5, after the first four games as he completed 95 of 137 passes for 1,155 yards and nine touchdowns against just one interception.
Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal and ex-San Diego State pitcher Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals were also recognized. Grandal hit .291 with 6 doubles, 6 homers, 14 RBI and 16 runs scored while Strasburg went 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA, fanning 32 batters and walking just three in 32 innings.
San Diego State’s D.J. Pumphrey led the amateur selections after rushing for 467 yards and 9 TDs. Joining him were USD receiver Reggie Bell who grabbed 14 passes for 354 yards and 4 TDs; SDSU soccer standout David Olsen and golfer Sirene Blair; Cal State San Marcos cross country runner Kate Bouvatte; UCSD volleyball player Caitlin Brenton and Point Loma Nazarene golfer Haley Fuller.
Oceanside’s Josh Bernard, who rushed for 561 yards leading the Pirates to a 5-0 record, topped the high school list. Others included Christian High quarterback David Todd Jeremiah, cross country runners Kelly Bernd of Canyon Crest Academy and Julius Diehr of La Jolla Country Day, Torrey Pines volleyball ace Savannah Rennie and Serra field hockey standout Emily Tran.