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.