Natalie Golda Named UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week

May 16, 2005

Golda was selected the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship after leading her team to a 3-2 victory over Stanford in the title game. Golda scored the first goal of the contest in the championship game and then led a defensive effort that held the Cardinal to just two goals, including zero in the first half. In the last 30 seconds of the game, the Bruin defense held off a 6-on-5 advantage to preserve the 3-2 win. Golda had four goals in the three tournament games.

UCLA finished the season with a perfect 33-0 record and an NCAA record 33-game winning streak. The Bruins' title was their third NCAA and seventh national championship in the program's 11-year history. It was also a national-best 96th NCAA Championship for UCLA.

This is Golda's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and second of her career.

Also nominated: Bryan Beck, Baseball; Jessica Cosby, W. Track & Field; Andrea Duran, Softball; Monique Henderson, W. Track & Field; Jon Rankin, M. Track & Field.

UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week archive.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 8
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 8 (3OT)
Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4