May 15, 2006
Junior driver Kelly Rulon (Point Loma, CA/University of San Diego HS) of the UCLA Women's Water Polo team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week (May 8-14).
Rulon was selected the Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Tournament after leading UCLA to its second consecutive and fourth overall NCAA title. She scored 11 goals in the three games to set a new NCAA Tournament record. In the 9-8 championship victory over USC, Rulon scored four goals and set up the game-winner by drawing an ejection foul with four seconds to play. Rulon had three goals in the 8-5 semifinal win over top-ranked Stanford and scored four in the first round against Hartwick in a 15-2 win.
This is Rulon's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and second of her career.
Also nominated: Haythem Abid, M. Tennis; Caitlin Benyi, Softball; Chris Jensen, Baseball; Chelsea Johnson, W. Track & Field; Boldizsar Kocsor, M. Track & Field; Susie Mathews, W. Golf; Jane Park, W. Golf; Riza Zalameda, W. Tennis.
Visit the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week Archive.