June 2, 2003
Junior thrower Dan Ames (Lakeside, CA/El Capitan HS) of the UCLA Men's Track & Field Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of May 27-June 1.
Ames won the shot put and discus titles at the inaugural NCAA West Regional Championships, earning a spot at the NCAA Championships. Ames' winning marks were 63-11.50 (19.49m) in the shot put and 195.4 (59.53m) in the discus. He scored 20 of the Bruins' 101 points, helping lead UCLA to the team title.
This is Ames' first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and his career.
Also nominated: John Merrick (m. golf), Lena Nilsson (w. track & field)