Lena Nilsson Selected UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete Of The Week
Oct. 22, 2001
Sophomore Lena Nilsson (Vallentuna, Sweden/Vallentuna) of the UCLA Women's Cross Country Team was selected as the UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 15-21.
In her first-ever cross country race as a Bruin, Nilsson won the women's 5000m race at the Cal State Fullerton Invite in a time of 18:04.7. Her victory helped lead UCLA to a first-place team showing. Nilsson missed the 2000 cross country season due to injury.
This is Nilsson's first career UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week honor.
Also nominated: Ben Aragon (men's cross country), Mary-Frances Monroe (women's soccer), Cory Paus (football), Malin Svahnstrom (women's swimming and diving), Alfonso Tucay (men's water polo), Gina Umeck (women's golf).