Matthew Kosecki Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

May 15, 2012

Redshirt sophomore Matthew Kosecki (Humble, Texas/Humble HS) of the UCLA men's track and field team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for May 7-13.

Kosecki won his first conference title, leading from start to finish in the discus competition at the inaugural Pac-12 Championship in Eugene, Ore. With an impressive series of throws that never dropped below 186-feet, Kosecki picked up the 16th discus crown in UCLA history. The last Bruin to win was Greg Garza in 2008. Kosecki opened the competition with a mark of 186-3 and then improved in round two to 188-4. On his third attempt, he posted a mark of 187-8 and continued to stand in first-place. He fouled his first throw in the finals and then unleashed a monster throw of 193-8 to clinch the win. That mark improved upon his previous lifetime-best of 189-2 and moved him into the Top 10 in the NCAA this season. His final throw went for a distance of 188-6 as he had already locked up the conference title.

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

Also nominated: B.B. Bates, Softball; Jeff Gelalich, Baseball; Ani Gulugian, W. Golf; Sklyar Morton, W. Tennis; Sarah Orozco, W. Water Polo; Adrien Puget, M. Tennis; Turquoise Thompson, W. Track & Field.


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Friday, Apr 01
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Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, May 07
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 08
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, May 14
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Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 15
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Seattle, WA
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Thursday, May 26
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
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Friday, May 27
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Lawrence, KS
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Saturday, May 28
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Lawrence, KS
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Wednesday, Jun 08
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Eugene, OR
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Thursday, Jun 09
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Eugene, OR
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Friday, Jun 10
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Eugene, OR
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