Kirchner and Olmos Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week|
Jan. 26, 2015
USC CREDIT UNION MEN’S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kirchner and the Trojans brought all of their momentum into a crucial match against No. 3 UC Irvine. Kirchner showcased his stalwart effort with a team-best 15 kills while hitting .312 with six digs, three blocks, and two aces. Ultimately the Trojans claimed a statement victory over the Anteaters in a dramatic five-set match, lasting nearly 2 hours and 40 minutes. USC is next scheduled to return home to the Galen Center to face No. 11 Long Beach State on Jan. 28 and then Cal State Northridge on Jan. 30.
USC CREDIT UNION WOMEN’S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
On Sunday against No. 27 Pepperdine, the junior continued her impressive performance with another win at singles against Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai. In doubles, Olmos and Scandalis continued to dominate with a 6-1 win. USC ended up sweeping Pepperdine to claim a spot in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The Trojans are next scheduled to face off against Pepperdine again on Jan. 30.
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, Dru Chavez, Colette Garcia, Melissa Martino, Andrew McKagan, Max Schwartz and intern Katie Ryan.