Johnson, Ndipagbor, Davis, Faulknor, and Gaither Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week
April 8, 2014
LOS ANGELES - USC men's tennis junior Eric Johnson and the women's track & field 4x200m relay team of Akawkaw Ndipagbor, Jessica Davis, Alexis Faulknor, and Tynia Gaither were named USC Credit Union Student-Athlete's of the Week for the week of March 24-30.
Other USC men's student-athletes nominated this week included: Dante Flores (baseball) for going 5 for 13 over the weekend with 5 RBI's including a 3 for 5 effort in Sunday's win; and Victor Fajoyomi (track & field) for winning the men's high jump at the Florida Relays and was the ninth highest mark ever for USC.
USC CREDIT UNION WOMEN'S STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
In the 4x400m relay, Ndipagbor, Davis, and Gaither competed yet again for the Women of Troy. The team added Vanessa Jones to their crew and placed second to a record-setting Florida team. USC's time was the third fastest in school history. Led by the incredible efforts by these athletes, the USC women had an incredible performance in Florida.
Other USC women's student-athletes nominated this week included: Jenna Tong (track) for winning the 3000m steeple chase at the Cal-Nevada championships and running a PR of 10:42.91 to move from fourth to third on USC's all-time list in the steeplechase; The Trojan Varsity-8 Rowing team of Paige Fernandes, Vineta Moca, Krisztina Gyimes,Madara Strautmane, Keret Einaste, Madelyn Walters, Elizabeth Turner, Lindsay Gibson, and Svenja Jonas for winning its grand final for the Jessop-Whittier Cup by a little more than 2.5 seconds; and Sam Hirschmann and Natasa Siljkovic (sand volleyball) for winning each of their matches against LMU and UCLA on their senior day.
The USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week are voted on by the student assistants and Sports Information Directors of the USC Sports Information Office. Nominations are compiled and distributed for voting by Robby Kolanz. Student assistant voters include Charlotte Adlam, Sarah Bergstrom, Nikki Borchard, Lily Campbell, Constance Hiller, Carlene Jones, Robby Kolanz, Alec Koondel, Aubrey Kragen, Taiu Kunimoto, Janessa Mendence, Tera Novy, and Max Schwartz.