March 10, 2003
Junior center forward Natalie Golda (La Habra, CA/Rosary HS) of the UCLA Women's Water Polo Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week, for the week of Mar. 3-9.
Golda led UCLA to the team title at the UCSB Invitational Tournament, scoring a tournament-high 10 goals in four Bruin victories. In the Bruins' opening game of the tournament, she scored two goals in a 14-2 win over Redlands. Against Loyola Marymount later that day, she notched a UCLA single-game record six goals as the Bruins defeated the Lions, 12-5. In the semifinals, she helped the third-ranked Bruins upset second-ranked USC, 7-3. And in the championship game against top-ranked Stanford, she scored two goals to lead UCLA to a 7-3 win that gave the Cardinal its first loss of the year. It was UCLA's first win over Stanford in three tries this season.
This is Golda's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and her career.
Also nominated: Brandon Averill (baseball), Nikki Blue (w. basketball), Jackie Carleton (w. tennis), Tobias Clemens (m. tennis), Steve Conway (m. golf), Jamie Dantzscher (w. gymnastics), Charlotte Mayorkas (w. golf), Matt McKinney (m. volleyball), Lena Nilsson (w. track & field), Natasha Watley (softball), Ray Young (m. basketball)