May 22, 2006
Junior first baseman Tim Stewart (Santa Ana, CA/Mater Dei HS) of the UCLA Baseball team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week (May 15-21).
Stewart lifted the Bruins to a crucial Pac-10 series win over visiting Stanford on Sunday, hitting two clutch home runs with four RBI in the game to give UCLA an 8-7 win over the Cardinal. Down 5-3 in the fifth inning, Stewart connected for a three-run home run to left field to put the Bruins up 6-5, as UCLA gained the lead for the first time after being down 6-0. Stewart won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning in dramatic fashion. With the game tied at 7-7 and two outs, he drove a 0-1 pitch over the left center wall for a game-winning walk off home run. On the season, Stewart is hitting .314 (32-102) with a team-best six home runs, 25 RBI, and 21 runs scored. He is the first Bruin this season to hit multiple home runs in a game.
This is Stewart's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: Kevin Chappell, M. Golf; Ben Kohlloeffel, M. Tennis; Jodie Legaspi, Softball.
Visit the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week Archive.