Samantha Camuso Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

May 8, 2012

Senior infielder Samantha Camuso (Redding, Calif./Foothill HS) of the UCLA softball team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Apr. 30-May 6.

Camuso drove in 10 runs in the 17th-ranked Bruins' series victory over #13 Arizona last weekend, going 4-for-9 at the plate with a pair of home runs on her Senior Day on Sunday.

Camuso, who slugged 1.111 in the three contests and had an on base of .500, started the weekend with a pair of RBI on Friday. After making an out in each of her first three at-bats, the redshirt senior came through in UCLA's five-run sixth inning. With two outs and the score 7-4, Camuso knocked in two runs with a single up the middle to increase the Bruins' advantage to 9-4.

Camuso drove in two more on Saturday without the benefit of a hit. She drew a bases-loaded walk in the third inning that tied the game at one. In the fifth, her one-out sacrifice fly upped the Bruins' lead to 3-1, which proved to be the game-winning tally. She would walk in her final at-bat in the sixth.

But Camuso saved her best for last, accounting for all six Bruin RBI (all with two outs) during her final regular-season home game at Easton Stadium. In the first inning, the senior belted a three-run homer to left-center to stake the Bruins to a 3-0 lead. With the score tied at three going into the bottom of the third, Camuso gave the Bruins the lead back, crushing a two-out, two-run homer to make it 5-3. Trailing 7-5, UCLA rallied in the seventh to have runners at the corners with two outs. Down to her last strike, Camuso extended the game with an RBI single. Despite the six RBI, the Bruins still fell one run short in the weekend finale.

The six RBI for Camuso were one shy of a career high, but it marked the 15th time in UCLA history that a Bruin has driven in at least half a dozen in a game. It was also the first-career, two-homer game for the fifth-year senior. Camuso is third on the team with a .378 batting average, second with a .764 slugging percentage and fourth with 12 home runs and 44 runs batted in.

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

Also nominated: Marcus Nilsson, M. Track & Field; Adam Plutko, Baseball; Tatum Souza, W. Track & Field.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Feb 12
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
L, 1 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
W, 7 - 3
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 8 - 3
Friday, Feb 19
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
W, 2 - 0
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
L, 6 - 8
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
L, 5 - 10
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
W, 14 - 6 (5)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 4
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
L, 7 - 11
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 3
Friday, Mar 04
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
W, 19 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
W, 7 - 1
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
W, 13 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 3 - 2 (9)
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
T, 3 - 3
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
Canceled
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9 (6)
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 6
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 10 - 8
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, May 07 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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