Quintero and Collatz Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week|
March 9, 2015
LOS ANGELES - men's swimmer Cristian Quintero and women's track and field discus thrower Alexandra Collatz were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Mar. 2 - Mar. 8, on Monday, Mar. 9.
USC CREDIT UNION MEN'S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
The senior was also a driving force in the relay events. The Trojans entered the final event of the championships with a three-point lead over Stanford. To secure the Pac-12 crown, Quintero anchored the 400y freestyle relay that also consisted of Ralf Tribuntsov, Santo Condorelli, and Reed Malone, as the Trojans finished with an `A' cut time of 2:49.50 to upend Stanford and claim first place. Quintero also contributed to USC relay wins in the 400y medley relay and 800y free relay. Ultimately, the senior was chosen as Pac-12 Swimmer of the Meet and made USC history by becoming the first Trojan since 2004 to win three individual races in one meet.
Also nominated for men's student-athlete of the week honors: Dante Flores (baseball).
USC CREDIT UNION WOMEN'S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
The senior also finished second to teammate Jenny Ozorai in the hammer throw with a distance of 176-02 (53.70m). The USC track and filed team is next scheduled to compete on March 13-14 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville Ark. and at the Ben Brown Invitational in Fullerton, Calif.
Also nominated for women's student-athlete of the week honors: Gabriella Then (golf).
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 Rachel Dobrin, Robby Kolanz, Dru Chavez, Colette Garcia, Andrew McKagan, Tera Novy, Max Schwartz and intern Katie Ryan.