April 10, 2012
Sophomore Samantha Peszek (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral HS) of the UCLA gymnastics team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Apr. 2-8.
Peszek led UCLA to its 20th Regional title and 28th NCAA Championship berth, scoring a career-high 39.6 to place second in the all-around at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. Peszek also won a share of the vault title, sticking a Yurchenko layout full vault for a career-best 9.95. She had Top 3 finishes on the other three events, tying for second on beam (9.9) and tying for third on bars (9.85) and floor (9.9). Peszek continues to lead UCLA in event titles with 14 and in Top 3 finishes with 28.
This is Peszek's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and second of her career.
Also nominated: Robin Anderson, W. Tennis; David Berg, Baseball; Becca Dorst, W. Water Polo; Andrea Harrison, Softball; Matthew Kosecki, M. Track & Field; Nick Meister, M. Tennis; Gonzalo Quiroga, M. Volleyball; Kylie Price, W. Track & Field.