Agholor and Berdousi Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week

    Nelson Agholor
    Nov. 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES – USC football wide receiver Nelson Agholor and women’s cross country runner Katerina Berdousi were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Nov.10-16, on Monday, Nov. 17.

    Nelson Agholor electrified the USC offense with a historic night as the Trojans went on the beat California, 38-30. The junior receiver torched the Bear secondary with a career-high 16 receptions, including two touchdowns. With those receptions, Agholor racked up 216 yards, becoming the first Trojan to post back-to-back 200-yard games.

    Agholor’s clutch performance was most notable when the Trojans were driving deep into Bear territory. In the first quarter with the Trojans on the Cal 10-yard line, quarterback Cody Kessler delivered a strike to Agholor off a slant to give USC an early lead.  The duo united again in the second quarter when Kessler bulleted a pass to Agholor who was slanting in on the right side for a 9-yard touchdown. Agholor has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award and the National Wide Receiver of the Week.

    Also nominated for men’s student-athlete of the week honors: Cary Wright (swimming and diving) and Marc Vonderweidt (water polo).

    Katerina Berdousi set a personal best on the 6K, while also contributing to the Trojans best finish at the NCAA West Regional since 2008. On the Stanford Golf Course the junior clocked in at 21:15.7, which was a PR by 13 seconds.  Berdousi’s time was the fastest time by a Trojan runner at the West Regional since Zsofia Erdelyi ran 20:30.37 in 2010.

    Berdousi finished 42nd overall out of 230 runners, which led the Trojans to finish 19th out of 34 teams. This was the programs highest finish at the Regional since placing 13th in 2008.

    Also nominated for women’s student-athlete of the week honors: Jasmine Tosky (swimming and diving).

    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 Alec Koondel. Student assistant voters include Charlotte Adlam, Taiu Kunimoto, Nikki Borchard, Andrew McKagan, Eike Daube, Tera Novy, Carlene Jones, Max Schwartz, Gaby Smotrys, Aubrey Kragen, and intern Katie Ryan.