April 16, 2007
Sophomore Cody Decker (Santa Monica, CA/Santa Monica HS) of the UCLA baseball team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Apr. 9-15.
Decker continued his torrid hitting, recording a .444 average (8-for-18) in four games last week, with three home runs and 11 RBI. In UCLA's first three-game sweep of cross-town rival USC since 1987, Decker blasted one home run in each game and finished the weekend with a .538 average (7-for-13), totaling three runs and 10 RBI. On Saturday afternoon in a 7-6 come-from-behind victory, Decker had the game-winning hit and posted a 3-for-4 effort with two RBI and one run. On Sunday afternoon, he blasted a two-out grand slam to give UCLA an 11-6 cushion in the eighth inning and finished 3-for-5 with six RBI.
This is Decker's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: Laef Barnes, M. Track & Field; Lisa Dodd, Softball; Tiffany Joh, W. Golf; Steve Klosterman, M. Volleyball; Ben Kohlloeffel, M. Tennis; Katie Rulon, W. Water Polo; Tasha Schwikert, Gymnastics; Renee Williams, M. Track & Field; Riza Zalameda, W. Tennis.