Athletics News

    May 18, 1998

    The Week in Review / Preview

    Sport                   Record  Conf. Record    National Rank       Last Week
    Baseball                40-15   21-9 (2nd)      5th (Base. Amer.)   def. Stanford, 5-1
                                                                        1-1 vs. Portland State
    Men's Golf              ~       9th             25th (Mastercard)   18th at NCAA West Regional
    Women's Golf            ~       3rd             13th (Mastercard)   none
    Women's Rowing          ~        ~              ~                   competed at Pac-10 Championships
    Men's Tennis            17-6    5-2 (t2nd)      7th (Rolex)         none
    Women's Tennis          13-11   3-5 (6th)       21st (Rolex)        2nd at NCAA West Regional
    Men's Track and Field   6-1     ~               4th (Trackwire)     none
    Women's Track and Field 7-0     ~               3rd (Trackwire)     none 
    
    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
    Men's Swimming and Diving   5-2              2-2 (2nd)      5th                 Krayzelburg four-time All-American
    Women's Swimming and Diving 8-1              4-1 (2nd)      5th                 Benko four-time All-American
    Men's Volleyball            11-15            7-12 (9th)     14th (AVCA)         Kovacs, Suxho All-MPSF 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
    Women's Water Polo          22-16            3-6 (5th)      5th                 Orwig All-National Tournament 1st team 
    
    This Week
    Wednesday:  Women's Golf, at NCAA Championships, at Wisconsin, through Saturday
    Thursday:   Baseball, at NCAA East Regional, at Clemson, through Sunday
    Saturday:   Track and Field, at Pac-10 Championships, at Stanford, through Sunday
                Men's Tennis, at NCAA Championships, at Georgia, through May 31 
    

    Athletes of the Week
    Mike Penney, Baseball
    Penney, a junior righthander, threw his third complete game of the season and struck out a career-high nine batters in leading USC to a 5-1 victory over top-ranked Stanford last Monday.

    Kara Warkentin, Women's Tennis
    Warkentin, a sophomore, won all three of her singles matches at the NCAA West Regional, helping the Women of Troy to a second-place finish.