March 1, 2004
At the 2004 Pac-10 Championships, Arnold was a key contributor to UCLA's runner-up finish. On the first day of competition, Arnold led off UCLA's 200 Medley Relay, which placed third in a school record 1:40.88. She placed ninth in the 50 Free with a time of 23.34 and second in the 100 Back in a school record 53.75, breaking the previous record of 54.04 set by Kristin Heydanek a decade ago. In the 200 Back, the closest race of the meet, Arnold placed second and broke the school freshman record in 1:56.44. Only .03 seconds separated her from the first place spot. Arnold individually contributed 76 of UCLA's 1,329 points. The Bruins finished second behind team champion Stanford by just51 points.
This is Arnold's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career.
Also nominated: Dan Ames, M. Track & Field; Jeanette Antolin, W. Gymnastics; Nikki Blue, W. Basketball; Peter Campbell, M. Golf; Tobias Clemens, M. Tennis; Lauren Fisher, W. Tennis; Hannah Jun, W. Golf; Kristina Kunkel, W. Water Polo; Chris Pena, M. Volleyball; Stephanie Ramos, Softball; Cari Soong, W. Track & Field; Matt Thayer, Baseball.