Brown and Blackburn Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week
May 20, 2014
LOS ANGELES – USC men’s track & field senior Aaron Brown and women's track & field senior Kaitlyn Christian and senior Lauren Blackburn were named USC's Student-Athlete's of the Week for the week of May 12-18.
USC CREDIT UNION MEN’S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
With the first win of the day under his belt, Brown shifted his focus to his individual races. Despite initially getting off to a slow start in the 100m, Brown sped into another gear and blazed to a victory with a time of 10.31 (-1.0). Brown also won the Pac-12 100m title in 2012 and Lee won it in 2013. In fact, a USC athlete has won the event eight of the last 10 seasons. With already two victories on the day, Brown had one more opportunity to try and help score in his final Pac-12 Championships event of his USC career and that was the 200m. The 2012 Canadian Olympian showed no signs of slowing down, and he won his third title of the day with a time of 20.26 (-2.1) to earn 10 points. With his impressive performance, the senior sprinter was honored with the Men's Athlete of the Meet award. Led by Brown and other impressive performances, the USC men’s team finished in second place at the 2014 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships.
The Other USC men’s student-athlete nominated this week was Roberto Quiroz (tennis) for delivering the clincher in USC’s victory over No. 9 seed Texas in the 2014 NCAA Championships.
USC CREDIT UNION WOMEN’S STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
The Other USC women’s student-athlete nominated this week was Alexandra Collatz (track & field) for winning the discus throw on her last throw for USC at the 2014 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships.
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.