Harberts, Olmos and Gomez Named USC Student-Athletes of the Week|
Jan. 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Cassie Harberts of women's basketball, Giuliana Olmos of women's tennis and Emilio Gomez of men's tennis were named USC Student-Athletes of the Week on Monday, Jan. 28 for the week of Jan. 21-27.
Women's Basketball: USC junior Cassie Harberts carried the Trojans through a home split this weekend. She had a double-double by halftime against ASU, with 19 points and 10 rebounds at halftime, compared to 20 points and 12 rebounds as a team by ASU. She would finish the game with a game-high 24 points and 14 rebounds. Two days later, Harberts was again at the top of the list with 26 points in USC's win over Arizona. She also had three blocks in the victory.
Women's Tennis: Playing in her first season of action as a Trojan, Giuliana Olmos ripped through her opponents at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend as teams rode out rainy mornings to get competition complete this weekend at Marks Stadium. Olmos had a near-shutout with a 6-1, 6-0 victory in her No. 3 singles match to help USC power up for a 6-0 sweep of Akron. She was a part of the doubles clincher in the next day's match vs. UC Irvine, teaming up with Danielle Lao for the first time this year for an 8-1 win that put USC up 1-0 in the match against the Anteaters. She'd later record yet another second-set shutout in her singles match vs. UCI, putting the Trojans up 3-0 with her 6-3, 6-0 victory again from the No. 3 position.
Men's Tennis: Emilio Gomez held down the No. 1 singles position with precision this weekend as USC made a winning run as host of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Gomez won in straight sets in both his singles matches, lifting USC to 3-0 leads against both San Diego State and Fresno State. He was similarly strong in the doubles realm, teaming up with Eric Johnson in the ITA Kick-Off final for an 8-1 victory that sparked USC's winning run in the match to qualify the Trojans for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships next month.