Athletics News

    March 16, 1998

    USC Athletics: The Week in Review / Preview

    Sport                       Record  Conf. Record    National Rank       Last Week
    Baseball                    19-5    7-2             3rd (Base. Amer.)   3-0 vs. Arizona State
    Men's Golf                                          12th (Golfweek)     15th at Golf Digest Collegiate
    Women's Golf                                        20th (Rolex)        4th at San Jose State Invitational
    Men's Swimming and Diving   5-2     2-2 (2nd)       6th (CSCA)          competed at Zone E
    Diving Champs.
    Women's Swimming and Diving 8-1     4-1 (2nd)       4th (CSCA)          competed at Zone E
    Diving Champs.
    Men's Tennis                11-3    4-2             6th (Rolex)         def. Arizona, 5-2
                                                                            lost to Arizona State, 4-3
    Women's Tennis              8-5     1-5             24th (Rolex)        lost to Arizona State, 5-3
                                                                            def. Arizona, 5-1
    Men's Track and Field       4-0                                         competed at New Mexico Invitational
    Women's Track and Field     4-0                                         competed at New Mexico Invitational
    Men's Volleyball            14-11   4-8             13th (AVCA)         def. George Mason, 3-0
    Women's Water Polo          6-8     2-4             6th (USWP)          def. San Jose State, 8-3
                            Season Complete Record      Conf. Finish    National Finish Notes
    Men's Basketball        9-19                        5-13 (8th)      Spanich All-Pac-10 Newcomer 1st team
    Women's Basketball      12-15                       7-11 (6th)      Kristin Clark All-Pac-10 1st team
    Women's Cross Country                               6th             Penc 11th at District VIII Meet
    Football                6-5                         4-4 (t5th)      Kelly, Claiborne All-Pac-10 1st team
    Women's Soccer          16-3-1                      7-2 (2nd)       21st (Soccer Buzz)  Kim Clark All-American
    3rd team
    Women's Volleyball      23-6                        13-5 (t2nd)     9th (AVCA)  Marinkovic All-American 1st
    team
    Men's Water Polo        21-7                        5-3 (1st)       2nd Cimerman All-American 1st team
    This Week
    Monday:     Women's Water Polo, vs. UMass, McDonald's Swim Stadium, 5 p.m.
    Tuesday:    Women's Tennis, vs. Pepperdine, Marks Tennis Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
                Baseball, vs. Loyola Marymount, Dedeaux Field, 7 p.m.
                Men's Volleyball, at Pepperdine, 7 p.m.
    Thursday:   Women's Swimming, at NCAA Championships, in Minneapolis, MN, through Saturday
    Friday:     Men's Tennis, vs. Utah, Marks Tennis Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
                Men's Volleyball, at IPFW Spring Classic, vs. Ball State, 5:30 p.m. CST
                Baseball, at Arizona, 7 p.m. MST
                Women's Water Polo, at Pomona Tournament, through Sunday
    Saturday:   Men's Volleyball, at IPFW Spring Classic, vs. Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, 8 p.m. CST
                Baseball, at Arizona, 1 p.m. MST
                Track, at Cal Poly SLO Invitational
    Sunday:     Baseball, at Arizona, 1 p.m. MST
    

    Athletes of the Week
    Jacqui Boyd, Women's Tennis
    Boyd, a sophomore, ran her dual-match record to 13-0 this spring and helped USC to a victory over Arizona, its first conference win since 1996.

    Nicole Dalkas, Women's Golf
    Dalkas, a freshman, tied for seventh with a 238 at the San Jose State Spartan Invitational last week.

    Morgan Ensberg, Baseball
    Ensberg, a senior third baseman, hit .800 (8-for-10) with three home runs in a three-game sweep of No. 7 Arizona State. He had an on-base percentage of .857 and a slugging percentage of 2.000.

    USC Divers
    Jeff Shaffer's diving squad swept the Zone E Championships, as freshman Justin Dumais won the men's 1-meter, 3-meter and platform, junior Dorte Lindner won the women's 1-meter and 3-meter and senior Natalya Chikina won the women's platform. All three qualified for the NCAA Championships.