May 29, 2012
Sophomore Alec Faldermeyer (New Hampton, NY/Minisink Valley HS) of the UCLA men's track and field team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for May 21-28.
Faldermeyer qualified for the NCAA Championships after winning the hammer competition at the NCAA West Prelim in Austin, TX last Friday. Faldermeyer came into the meet ranked No. 1 in the region and maintained that standing with his finish. His winning throw of 219-11 came on his second attempt. The three-time All-American sophomore passed all three throws in the finals since his spot was secure.
This is Faldermeyer's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: David Berg, Baseball; Brianna Do, W. Golf; Turquoise Thompson, W. Track & Field.