Hector Ambriz Named UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week

March 20, 2006

Junior right-handed pitcher and designated hitter Hector Ambriz (Placentia, Ca/Valencia HS) had a monster week for UCLA as the Bruins notched a win over UNLV and earned their first three-game series sweep at home since 2001 with three wins over San Diego State. For the week, Ambriz hit .643 (9-14) at the plate with a home run, three doubles, 10 RBI, and six runs scored. The Placentia, Calif., native collected multiple hits in each of the four games raising his batting average from .365 entering the week to a team-leading .405 average on the season.

Against UNLV on Tuesday, Ambriz went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, a RBI single, and a run scored.

In game one against San Diego State, Ambriz went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI while tossing 8.0 innings with eight strikeouts to earn the win. Ambriz held the Aztecs to just one run on seven hits with two walks for his fourth win of the season. In the second game of the series with the Aztecs on Saturday, Ambriz led the way with a 2-for-2 performance at the plate with a home run, his third of the season, two walks and a career-high tying four RBI. Ambriz continued his torrid pace in the final game of the series against San Diego State, hitting 2-for-5 in the game with a two-run double.

On the season, Ambriz is hitting .405 (30-74) with three home runs, five doubles, a team-high 20 RBI, and 15 runs scored. As UCLA's Friday night hurler, Ambriz owns a 4-3 record with a 3.15 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 45.2 innings pitched.

Ambriz is hitting .667 (12-18) in his last five games, and is 3-0 with a save in his last four appearances, with a 1.52 ERA, and 24 strikeouts in 23.2 innings pitched.

Also nominated: Kate Richardson, Gymnastics; Steve Klosterman , Volleyball; Rhonda Watkins, Track; John Caulfield, Track; Christina Kunkel, Water Polo; Benjamin Kohllhoeffel, Tennis

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EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Mar 29
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
Tuesday, Apr 26
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
Sunday, May 01
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
Tuesday, May 03
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
Friday, May 06
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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