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.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Recap
Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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