Darren Collison Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

March 17, 2008

Junior guard Darren Collison (Rancho Cucamonga, CA/Etiwanda HS) of the UCLA men's basketball team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week (March 3-9).

Collison led the top-seeded Bruins to their second Pac-10 Tournament title in three years and was named the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player for his efforts. He averaged 20.0 points, 2.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in the three games of the Tournament. He also shot 53.3 percent from the field (24-for-45) and 50.0 percent from three-point range (6-for-12). More impressively, he only committed two turnovers in 110 minutes in the three games, finishing with a four to one assist/turnover ratio. In the championship game against #11 Stanford, Collison led all scorers with 28 points and added three rebounds and three assists without a turnover, playing in all 40 minutes. He had 13 points, three steals and one rebound in the semifinal win over USC. In the quarterfinals against California, Collison scored 19 points and added five assists, three boards and two steals.

This is Collison's third UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and fifth of his career.

Also nominated: Tori Anthony, W. Track & Field; Alden Carrithers, Baseball; John Caulfield, M. Track & Field; Kristina Comforte, Gymnastics; Erik Flores, M. Golf; Monica Harrison, Softball; Courtney Mathewson, W. Water Polo; Sean O'Malley, M. Volleyball; Maria Jose Uribe, W. Golf; Riza Zalameda, W. Tennis

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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
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vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
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Lahaina, HI
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
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Los Angeles, CA
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vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
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at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
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Los Angeles, CA
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at Oregon State
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at Oregon
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Los Angeles, CA
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at USC
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Los Angeles, CA
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