Darren Collison Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Jan. 5, 2009

Senior point guard Darren Collison (Rancho Cucamonga, CA/Etiwanda HS) of the UCLA men's basketball team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Dec. 29-Jan. 4.

Collison averaged 19.0 points, 6.5 assists (13 assists and just two turnovers), 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in UCLA's two victories last week. The Bruins opened Pac-10 play with two road victories, defeating Oregon State 69-46 on Jan. 2 and Oregon 83-74 on Jan. 4. Collison shot 68.4 percent (13-for-19) from the field, 50.0 percent (3-for-6) from three-point range and made 100.0 percent (9-for-9) from the free-throw line for the week. He opened the week with a game-high-tying 16 points and added four assists, three rebounds and three steals against the Beavers. Collison poured in 22 points and added a game-high nine assists (compared to one turnover) to go along with two boards at Oregon. Collison had a record-breaking performance against the Ducks, extending his consecutive made free throw streak to 40, making all nine of his attempts. That mark is a UCLA record, surpassing Henry Bibby's 36 straight in 1972. Collison leads the nation in free-throw percentage, sinking 97.6 percent (41-for-42) on the season.

This is Collison's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and sixth of his career.

Also nominated: Yasi Jahanshahi, W. Swimming & Diving; Erica Tukiainen, W. Basketball.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA