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Delaney Spaulding (photo by Don Liebig)

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  05/05/2015

Sophomore shortstop Delaney Spaulding of the UCLA softball team has been named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Apr. 27-May 3.

Spaulding’s torrid hitting continued in four Bruin victories last week, as she went 7-for-11 (.636) with three home runs, eight runs batted in, six runs scored and five walks. Leaving the yard in three of the four contests, she slugged 1.636 and had an on base percentage of .750.

In the final game of a wraparound weekend series at Oregon State on Monday, Spaulding was a double shy of the cycle, recording a first-inning single, a two-run homer in the third and a sixth-inning triple, scoring a pair of runs.

Spaulding was held inside of the park in the first of a three-game series with #16 Arizona on Friday, but did reach in all four plate appearances on two walks, a two-run single in the second and an RBI single in the fifth to give her three RBI.

On Saturday, Spaulding regained her power stroke with a leadoff homer in the first. She also drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth.

Spaulding closed out the series against the Wildcats with another solo bomb in the second, as she reached base three times on walks in the first and fourth. Spaulding scored three times in the weekend finale.

Spaulding leads the Bruins in several categories, including homers (15), RBI (62), doubles (17), runs (59) and slugging (.862), adding a .414 batting average, which is second on the squad.

This is Spaulding’s first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career.

Also nominated: David Berg, Baseball; Jonathan Garrick, Men’s Golf.

2014-15 Winners
Catherine Harrison, W. Tennis (Apr. 20-26)
Samantha Peszek, Gymnastics (Apr. 13-19)
Ty Moore, Baseball (Apr. 6-12)
Jordin Canada, W. Basketball (Mar. 30-Apr. 5)
Nirra Fields, W. Basketball (Mar. 23-29)
Bryce Alford, M. Basketball (Mar. 16-22)
Kevin Kramer, Baseball (Mar. 9-15)
Robin Anderson, W. Tennis (Mar. 2-8)
Norman Powell, M. Basketball (Feb. 23-Mar. 1)
Charlotte Pratt, W. Water Polo (Feb. 16-22)
Bronte Law, W. Golf (Feb. 9-15)
Ally Carda, Softball (Feb. 2-8)
Norman Powell, M. Basketball (Jan. 26-Feb. 1)
Sami Hill, W. Water Polo (Jan. 19-25)
Kari Korver, W. Basketball (Jan. 12-18)
Kevon Looney, M. Basketball (Jan. 5-11)
Paul Perkins, Football (Dec. 29-Jan. 4)
Jordin Canada, W. Basketball (Dec. 22-28)
Nirra Fields, W. Basketball (Dec. 15-21)
Larry Ndjock, M. Soccer (Dec. 8-14)
Danny McClintick, M. Water Polo (Dec. 1-7)
Karsta Lowe, W. Volleyball (Nov. 24-30)
Leo Stolz, M. Soccer (Nov. 17-23)
Katelyn Rowland, W. Soccer (Nov. 10-16)
Kylie McCarthy, W. Soccer (Nov. 3-9)
Ryder Roberts, M. Water Polo (Oct. 27-Nov. 2)
Gordon Marshall, M. Water Polo (Oct. 20-26)
Abu Danladi, M. Soccer (Oct. 13-19)
Annie Alvarado, W. Soccer (Oct. 6-12)
Robin Anderson, W. Tennis (Sept. 29-Oct. 5)
Ishmael Adams, Football (Sept. 22-28)
Garrett Danner, M. Water Polo (Sept. 15-21)
Jerry Neuheisel, Football (Sept. 8-14)
Brett Hundley, Football (Sept. 1-7)
Eric Kendricks, Football (Aug. 25-31)
Sam Mewis, Women's Soccer (Aug. 18-24)

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