Machado Honored by the Pac-10

June 10, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- UCLA's Jade Machado (women's volleyball) and Michael Look (men's tennis) have been honored as the school's 2008-09 Pacific-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal winners on Wednesday.

Machado, from Encinitas, Calif., was recently named Scholar-Athlete of the Year at UCLA's Scholar-Athlete Banquet. She was a first-team All-Pac-10 Academic selection all three years she was eligible (2006-08) and also received first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District accolades as a junior and second-team All-District as a sophomore and senior. She has been on the Director's Honor Roll every quarter, achieving a 4.0 GPA nine times. Machado boasts a 3.954 grade point average.

Look, from Redcliffe, Australia, was recently named the Pac-10 Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's tennis, owning a 3.91 cumulative grade point average. A two-time First-Team All-Pac-10 Academic selection, Look enjoyed a fine 2009 season, achieving a career-high national singles ranking of No. 74. He was also ranked No. 52 nationally in doubles with partner Nick Meister. Look recently helped the Bruins advance to the semifinals at the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships in College Station, Texas. A singles quarterfinalist at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., Look finished his senior season with a 19-9 overall mark in singles, and a 15-10 record in doubles play.

A Conference Medal is awarded annually to each member institution's outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership. The Pac-10 recently renamed the award the Tom Hansen Conference Medal in honor of Hansen, who is retiring at the end of June after serving 26 years as Commissioner of the Pac-10.

The Tom Hansen Conference Medal winners will be honored at the State Farm Pride of the Pac-10 Breakfast held in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Pac-10 Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments next March. Following are the 2008-09 award winners:

2008-09 Pacific-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners

Arizona - Craig Sheedy, Diving / Lara Jackson, Swimming
Arizona State - Jeff Pendergraph, Basketball / Kaitlin Cochran, Softball
California - Alex Mack, Football / Dana Vollmer, Swimming
Oregon - Galen Rupp, Track & Field / Anna Poponyak, Lacrosse
Oregon State - Andy Levitre, Football / Saori Haruguchi, Swimming
Stanford - Sho Nakamori, Gymnastics / Foluke Akinradewo, Volleyball
UCLA - Michael Look, Tennis / Jade Machado, Volleyball
USC - Mark Sanchez, Football / Rebecca Soni, Swimming
Washington - Jon Brockman, Basketball / Ashley Charters, Softball
Washington State - Taylor Rochestie, Basketball / Sara Trane, Track & Field


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
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