Alfred Aboya Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Feb. 9, 2009

Senior center/forward Alfred Aboya (Yaounde, Cameroon/Tilton School) of the UCLA men's basketball team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Feb. 2-8.

Aboya led UCLA to two lop-sided victories last week, helping the Bruins post a 76-60 home victory over USC (Feb. 4) and an 89-63 home win over Notre Dame (Feb. 7). Aboya entered the week averaging 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds and nearly doubled those numbers, posting averages of 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds last week. He had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds against USC, just the second double-double of his career. The 12 rebounds tied his personal best (set earlier this year against Arizona). He later recorded 19 points and seven rebounds while shooting 9-for-12 from the field in the blowout win over Notre Dame. The 19 points was the second-highest scoring output of his career. But probably more impressive than his offensive production, was what he did on the defensive end against two of the better centers in the country. Against the Trojans, Aboya and company held Taj Gibson to two points and four rebounds, well below his season averages of 14.9 points and 10.2 rebounds. Then against the reigning Big East Player of the Year, Luke Harangody, Aboya and company held the Notre Dame star to just five points and one rebound, far below his season averages of 25.3 points and 13.2 rebounds. Harangody had several major streaks snapped in the contest against the Bruins, including a streak of 50 games in double-figure scoring, 14 games of 20 or more points and 11 consecutive double-double performances.

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

Also nominated: Doreena Campbell, W. Basketball; Tanya Gandy, W. Water Polo; Boldizsar Kocsor, M. Track & Field; Michael Look, M. Tennis; Sean O'Malley, M. Volleyball; Katie Schroeder, Softball; Rhonda Watkins, W. Track & Field.

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Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA