Jon Rankin Selected UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week
Sept. 23, 2002
Sophomore Jon Rankin (Spring Valley, CA/Monte Vista HS) of the UCLA Men's Cross Country Team was selected as the UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 16-22.
Running in his first race in over a year after sitting out last season with leg stress ailments, Rankin won the men's 5000m individual event at the Big Wave Invitational in Hawaii, clocking in a time of 16:03.5. Rankin's victory helped the Bruins capture first place as a team with 24 points, well ahead of second-place Hawaii Pacific's 59 points.
This is Rankin's first UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and his career.
Also nominated: Craig Bragg (football), Lindsay Greco (w. soccer), Brittany Ringel (w. volleyball), Jenna Timinsky (w. cross country), Zach Wells (m. soccer).