Dijon Thompson Named UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week

Jan. 10, 2005

Thompson scored a career-high tying and game-high 29 points to lead UCLA to a come-from-behind 95-86 victory over 12th-ranked Washington on Saturday. In his 100th career game, Thompson led the Bruin comeback with 19 second-half points. He shot 11-17 from the field, including 2-3 from three-point land. He also had a game-high nine rebounds, plus three assists and one steal.

In UCLA's 80-77 double-overtime victory over Washington State on Thursday, Thompson played a career-high tying 43 minutes and scored 10 points with a game-high and career-high tying 16 rebounds. It was his fourth double-double of the season. He also had two assists. In the final minute of the second overtime, UCLA hit 4-6 free throws, three from Thompson, to seal the win.

This is Thompson's second UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.

Also nominated: Paul Johnson, M. Volleyball; Tasha Schwikert, Gymnastics; Lisa Willis, W. Basketball.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
W, 78 - 65
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
L, 73 - 75
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 53
Thursday, Feb 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 63 - 75
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 70 - 79
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 76
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 82 - 86
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. USC
Las Vegas, NV
L, 71 - 95