Oct. 27, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Junior driver Peter Belden (Newport BeachCA/Newport Harbor HS) of the UCLA Men's Water Polo Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 20-26. Belden scored the game-winning goal with eight seconds left in the first overtime period to clinch the Bruins' 6-5 win over top-ranked USC on Sunday. It marked the second time in as many weeks that UCLA has defeated the top-ranked team in the nation. Belden also scored two goals in UCLA's 12-6 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.
The team captain, Belden has a team-high 17 steals and 12 goals on the season.
This is Belden's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: Tobias Clemens, M. Tennis (won the singles title at the ITA West Regional Championships); Maurice Drew, Football (rushed for 176 yards and game-winning touchdown in 20-13 win over Arizona State); Leonard Griffin, M. Soccer (helped led UCLA to shut out wins over Stanford and California); Steve Klosterman, M. Volleyball (named to the Husky Dino Cup all-tournament team); Charlotte Mayorkas, W. Golf (tied for sixth at the Stanford Invitational); Iris Mora, W. Soccer (six total points in wins over Arizona and Arizona State); Cira Wright , W. Volleyball (led Bruins with 24 kills in road wins over Oregon and Oregon State);