Zakiya Bywaters Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Oct. 2, 2012

Senior forward Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas, NV/Rancho HS) of the UCLA women's soccer was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 24-Oct. 1.

Bywaters, also this week's Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, scored three goals in two games as UCLA won a pair of road games at the Arizona schools to remain undefeated on the year at 9-0-2. Bywaters was efficient in her 102 total minutes of action, taking six shots, five of which were on goal, and scoring three times. Both of her goals were game-winners. In the 2-1 win at Arizona, Bywaters scored both of UCLA's goals, striking first in the seventh minute and then again in the 48th. She made the most out of her 27 minutes of play during the 4-1 victory at Arizona State, scoring the game-winner at 27:00. Bywaters leads the Pac-12 in scoring with nine goals and 20 points, both career-highs, and is tied for the conference lead with four game-winning goals.

This is Bywaters' first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career.

Also nominated: Ryan Hollingshead, M. Soccer; Damien Holmes, Football; Zoe Nightingale, W. Volleyball; Matt Rapacz, M. Water Polo.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Oct 11
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1 (2OT)
Saturday, Oct 17
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Oct 23
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Oct 25
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 29
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 0 - 7
Sunday, Nov 01
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 0 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 2