January 13, 1997
The Week in Review/Preview
Sport Record Conf. Record Nat'l Rank Last Week Men's Basketball 7-5 2-2 --- lost to California, 83-71 lost to Stanford, 85-70 Women's Basketball 9-4 3-1 --- def. California, 91-57 lost to Stanford, 77-76 Men's Golf --- --- 5th (Golfweek) none Women's Golf --- --- 29th (Rolex) none Men's Swimming & Diving 4-0 2-0 7th (Speedo) def. Nebraska, 167.5-132.5 def. Texas A&M, 226-72 Women's Swimming & Diving 5-0 2-0 3rd (Speedo) def. Nebraska, 213-87 def. Texas A&M, 233-67 Men's Volleyball 0-1 0-0 11th (VB Magazine) lost to Cal State Northridge, 3-1 seventh at UCSB Invitational
A Look Back
Season Complete Rec Conf. Finish Nat'l Finish Notes Women's Cross Country --- 6th --- Emebet Shiferaw an All-American Football 6-6 3-5 (t5th) --- def. Notre Dame, 27-20 (OT) Women's Soccer 15-5 4-3 (t4th) --- Jim Millinder Pac-10 Coach of the Year Women's Volleyball 21-9 12-6 (t3rd) 13th (AVCA) Reached Round of 16 in NCAAs Men's Water Polo 23-3 7-1 (1st) 2nd Williams, Vavic MPSF Coaches of Year
Thursday: Men's Basketball, vs. Arizona, Sports Arena, 7 p.m. Women's Basketball, at Arizona, 7 p.m. (MST) Women's Tennis, at Washington, Pac-10 Individual Indoors, through Sunday Friday: Men's Tennis, vs. UC Santa Barbara, Marks Tennis Stadium, 1:30 p.m. Saturday: Men's Basketball, vs. Arizona State, Sports Arena, 1 p.m. Women's Basketball, at Arizona State, 7 p.m. (MST) Women's Crew, at San Diego Erg Sprints, 8 a.m. Men's and Women's Diving, at UCLA, Bruin Diving Invitational, through Sunday Sunday: Baseball, vs. Alumni, Dedeaux Field, 12 p.m.
The Trojans had a rough trip up to the Bay Area, falling to California, 83-71, on Thursday and to Stanford, 85-70, on Saturday. Senior center David Crouse had a season-high 21 points and 9 rebounds against the Golden Bears, but Troy couldn't handle Ed Gray, who scored 28. Junior forward Gary Williams added 14 points and 8 rebounds for USC.
Senior guard Stais Boseman scored a team-high 19 points against Stanford and freshman forward Jarvis Turner scored a career-high 17 points and 8 rebounds off the bench. Stanford All-American guard Brevin Knight had 27 points, 5 assists and 5 steals.
USC was hindered by the absence of senior guard/forward Rodrick Rhodes, who did not play against California because of a sprained knee and managed just 12 minutes against Stanford, and senior forward Jaha Wilson, who was suspended for the Stanford game.Women's Basketball
USC nearly shot down the No. 3 team in the country and nearly ended Stanford's Pac-10 record of 30 straight conference wins, but the combination of Kate Starbird and Charmin Smith proved to be a little too much in a 77-76 Cardinal victory at the Lyon Center on Sunday. Starbird scored 40 points and Smith made a go-ahead, game-winning lay-up with 9 seconds left. Senior forward Tina Thompson scored 25 points for the Women of Troy. USC battled back from second-half deficits of 9 and 8 points to take a 76-75 lead with 22.8 seconds left on senior center Michelle Campbell's lay-up.
On Friday, the Women of Troy spoiled Marianne Stanley's return as they defeated California, 91-57, at the Lyon Center. Thompson scored 19 points and had 8 rebounds, sophomore forward Adrain Williams had 12 points and 13 rebounds and sophomore forward Jodi Parriott scored 16.Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving
The men's and women's swimming teams swept Texas A&M and Nebraska in dual-meet action on Saturday at the McDonald's Swim Stadium. The Women of Troy beat the No. 25 Aggies, 233-67, and the No. 16 Cornhuskers, 213-87. The Trojans defeated the Aggies, 226-72, and the No. 15 Cornhuskers, 167.5-132.5.
The Women of Troy were led by senior Kristine Quance, who won both the 100 and 200 breast, and sophomore Karen Campbell, who took the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 free.
The Trojan men were led by senior Jeff Julian, who won the 200 fly, 500 free and tied for first in the 200 free.Men's Volleyball
The Trojans opened the season with a 17-16, 15-13, 13-15, 15-7 loss to Cal State Northridge on Wednesday at the North Gym. Sophomore opposite hitter Gabe Gardner had 27 kills and senior middle blocker Eric Seiffert had 26 kills for the Trojans.
USC then went on to the UC Santa Barbara Invitational, where the Trojans finished seventh. USC defeated UC Irvine, 15-11, 15-8, in the seventh-place game. USC did post a pool-play win over eventual champion UC Santa Barbara.
Athletes of the Week
Karen Campbell, Women's Swimming - Campbell, a sophomore transfer from Indiana, placed first in 3 events in Saturday's meet against Texas A&M and Nebraska. She won the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 free.
Jeff Julian, Men's Swimming - Julian, a senior who was a 2-time All-American last season, won 2 events and tied for first in another at Saturday's meet against Texas A&M and Nebraska. He won the 200 fly, 500 free and tied for first in the 200 free.