Lena Nilsson Selected UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week
March 12, 2002
Sophomore Lena Nilsson (Vallentuna, Sweden/Vallentuna Gymnasium) of the UCLA Women's Track and Field Team was selected as the UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Mar. 4-10.
Nilsson led UCLA to a second-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships, placing second in the mile and running the last leg (1600m) in the first-place distance medley relay team.
Nilsson, along with Tiffany Burgess, Monique Henderson and Jessica Marr, captured the distance medley relay title with a meet and stadium record 10:58.19. She also placed second in the mile with a season-best time of 4:38.88.
In all, Nilsson contributed 18 points to UCLA's total of 43 at the Championship meet.
This is Nilsson's second UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the year and of her career.