Vaioletama, Kessler and Heidari Named USC Student-Athletes of the Week|
Nov. 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Alexyz Vaioletama of women's basketball earns USC Women's Student Athlete of the Week honors, while Cody Kessler and Andre Heidariof the football team were named Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for November 11-17.
USC Women's Student-Athlete of the Week: Alexyz Vaioletamahelped lift USC to its first 3-0 start to a season since 1998-99 with her 12 points and perfect visits to the free-throw line in a 65-61 Trojan win over San Diego State. The junior's 4-for-4 effort from the line marked a career best, and she also served up a team-high four assists in the win. Vaioletama was also the team's second leading rebounder with six boards. It was Vaioletama's first double-digit game of the year, having scored a total of 11 points in USC's previous two games.
USC Men's Student-Athletes of the Week: USC quarterback Cody Kessler and placekicker Andre Heidari were named Pac-12 Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, for their performances in the Trojans' home victory over No. 5 Stanford last Saturday.