Athletics News

    March 23, 1998

    The Week in Review/Preview

    Sport            Record  Conf. Record  National Rank          Last Week
    Baseball         23-5     10-2         2nd (Base. Amer.)      def. Loyola Marymount, 6-4
                                                                  3-0 vs. Arizona
    Men's Golf        -          -         24th (Mastercard)      none
    Women's Golf      -          -         17th (Mastercard)      none
    Women's Rowing    -          -                  -             1st in Berg Cup Varsity VIII
    Men's Swimming 
    and Diving       5-2       2-2 (2nd)    6th (CSCA)            none
    Women's Swimming 
    and Diving       8-1       4-1 (2nd)    5th                   5th at NCAA Championships
    Men's Tennis    12-3       3-0          6th (Rolex)           def. Utah, 6-1
    Women's Tennis   8-6       0-3          24th (Rolex)          lost to Pepperdine, 5-4
    Men's Track 
    and Field        4-0        -                   -             competed at Cal Poly 
                                                                  SLO Invitational
    Women's Track 
    and Field        4-0        -                   -             competed at Cal Poly 
                                                                  SLO Invitational
    Volleyball       14-14     4-9          14th (AVCA)           lost to Pepperdine, 3-0
                                                                  lost to Ball State, 3-1
                                                                  lost to Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, 3-1
    Women's Water 
    Polo             11-9      2-4           6th (USWP)           def. UMass, 6-5
                                                                  2nd at Pomona Tournament
              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: Men's Golf, hosting Cleveland Golf Southwestern Championships, North Ranch CC, through Tuesday

    Tuesday: Women's Water Polo, vs. Maryland, McDonald's Swim Stadium, 5 p.m.; Baseball, vs. Pepperdine, Dedeaux Field, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday: Women's Tennis, vs. Harvard, Marks Tennis Stadium, 1:30 p.m.; Men's Volleyball, vs. UC Santa Barbara, North Gym, 7 p.m.

    Thursday: Men's Tennis, vs. Pepperdine, Marks Tennis Stadium, 1:30 p.m.; Men's Swimming, at NCAA Championships, in Auburn, AL, through Saturday

    Friday: Baseball, at California, 2 p.m.; Women's Water Polo, at California, 4 p.m.

    Saturday: Women's Tennis, vs. Kansas, Marks Tennis Stadium, Noon; Women's Rowing, vs. San Diego, Port of Los Angeles, 8:30 a.m.; Baseball, at California, 1 p.m.; Women's Water Polo, at Pacific, Noon; Track, at Stanford Invitational, through Sunday

    Sunday: Baseball, at California, 1 p.m.

    Athletes of the Week:

    Lindsay Benko, Women's Swimming: Benko, a junior, finaled in the 200 back (fifth), 200 free (fourth) and 500 free (fifth) and was part of the eighth-place 400 medley relay to earn four All-American honors at the NCAA Championships.

    Jennifer Durley, Women's Water Polo: Durley, a freshman 2-meter player, scored a team-high 11 goals in six games last week as the Women of Troy went 5-1 and finished second at the Pomona Tournament.

    Eric Munson, Baseball: Munson, a sophomore catcher, hit .529 (9-for-17) in USC's four wins last week. He hit three home runs, one in each of the three Arizona games, and had nine RBI, including a career-high five in the Arizona finale.