Jeanette Bolden And Christina Tolson Named USTCA West Region Women's Coach/Athlete of the Year

May 25, 2001

UCLA women's head track and field coach Jeanette Bolden and Bruin senior thrower Christina Tolson on Friday were named the U. S. Track Coaches Association 2001 West Region Women's Coach and Athlete of the Year.

Bolden, in her eighth season as the UCLA women's track and field coach, has guided the Bruins this spring to the 2001 Pacific-10 Championship and an unbeaten 6-0 dual meet record. Under her guidance, the Bruins have won the Pac-10 crown seven times, including the last five years. One of UCLA's dual wins this season was over No. 2 USC, 85-78 on May 5. As UCLA's head coach, Bolden has never lost to USC in a dual meet (8-0). UCLA is the favored women's team to win next week's NCAA Outdoor Championships, May 30-June 2 in Eugene, OR. The Bruins have been ranked No. 1 in the U. S on eight occasions this spring, including the last six weeks. Last winter, Bolden directed the Bruin women to the 2001 NCAA Indoor title, UCLA's second consecutive Indoor championship. In her eight-year Bruin career as head coach, she has been named the USTCA West Region Women's Coach of the Year six times, including the last five years in a row.

Tolson, from Fountain Valley, enters the 2001 NCAA Outdoor with the top mark in the women's shot put (58-3 3/4, No. 4 in Pac-10/UCLA history) and No. 2 in the hammer throw (214-7, Pac-10/UCLA record). At last week's Pac-10 meet in Berkeley, Tolson won the shot put and for the second consecutive season, also won the hammer throw. Last winter at the NCAA Indoor, Tolson won the shot put (55-9 3/4) and was second in the weight throw (68-9 3/4), helping the Bruin women win their second consecutive Indoor crown. Overall in her career, she is a five-time NCAA Outdoor and Indoor All-American.

Bolden and Tolson are now eligible for the USTCA National Women's Coach and Athlete of the Year Awards, which will be presented at the USTCA Banquet on May 29 in Eugene.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, May 07
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
-
Sunday, May 08
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, May 14
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS