Lena Nilsson Selected UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week
March 17, 2003
Junior Lena Nilsson (Vallentuna, Sweden/Vallentuna Gymnasium) of the UCLA Women's Track & Field Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week, for the week of Mar. 10-16.
Nilsson captured her first NCAA individual indoor title, winning the 800m in a time of 2:05.13. It was her first individual indoor title and her third NCAA title overall ï¿½ she won the 2002 outdoor 1500m title and the 2002 indoor distance medley relay. She also received her second indoor All-America honor and her third overall. Nilsson, who is UCLAï¿½s school record holder in the outdoor 800m and 1500m, scored 10 points for the Bruins, which finished in a tie for eighth place overall.
This is Nilsson's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and the third in her career.
Also nominated: Dan Ames (m. track & field), Jeanette Antolin (w. gymnastics), Jackie Carleton (w. tennis), Tobias Clemens (m. tennis), Natalie Golda (w. water polo), Regan Gosnell (w. swimming & diving), Preston Griffin (baseball), Matt McKinney (m. volleyball), Ray Young (m. basketball)
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