John Merrick Selected UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete Of The Week

May 5, 2003

Merrick led UCLA to a 27-shot victory at the Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship for the Bruins' first men's golf conference title in 18 years. He also won Pac-10 medalist honors, becoming UCLA's first conference individual winner since 1985 and the fifth overall from UCLA.

Merrick, who also earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors last week, fired a final round, nine-under par 63, setting a course record at Oakmont CC. His round featured three eagle and three birdies, including consecutive eagles on the 17th and 18th holes. His tournament victory in the Pac-10 Championship was the first collegiate victory of his career. He shot an opening round of 74, two-over par, but played the final 54 holes in 14-under par. His score of 63 set a school record for lowest round in relation to par (-9), and it was a collegiate career best round. He finished with a 72-hole total of 276, 12-under par.

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

Also nominated: Keira Goerl (softball), Yoo Kim (m. track & field), Lena Nilsson (w. track & field), Warren Trott (baseball).


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
9th (+39, 1,089)
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Sunday, May 01
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
8th (+45, 1,465)
Monday, May 16
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Tuesday, May 17
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Wednesday, May 18
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
10th (+12, 876)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS