Rittenhouse, DePaul And Farah Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes Of The Week
Feb. 1, 2010
Ariel Rittenhouse and Lyndsay DePaul of the women's swimming and diving team and Robert Farah of the men's tennis team were named the USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week today (Feb. 1) for the week of Jan. 25-31.
The freshman diver Rittenhouse won both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard vs. California on Jan. 29 and then repeated the feat the next day vs. Stanford.
The junior DePaul won three races in USC's weekend split with No. 4 Stanford and No. 5 California, twice setting a USC pool record. On Jan. 29 vs. California, she won the 200y fly with a time of 1:55.62 and then set a pool 100y fly record with a winning time of 52.86. DePaul came back the next day to better her pool record in winning the 100y fly with a time of 52.72.
The senior Farah won out in doubles and singles matches at the ITA Kick-off Weekend, helping the Trojans qualify for the coming ITA National Team Indoor Championships with wins over Vanderbilt and Yale. Farah's win at No. 2 singles against No. 71 Paul clinched the win for USC against Vanderbilt. He played doubles with two different partners over the weekend, capturing victories in both to help anchor the doubles point in both matches. No. 13 Farah improves his season singles record to 11-3 with this weekend's wins.