Katy Viuf Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
March 30, 2009
Junior pole vaulter Katy Viuf (Tulsa, OK/Cascia Hall Prep School) of the UCLA women's track & field team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Mar. 23-29.
Viuf had a career day in the pole vault on Saturday at the Cal/Nevada Championships to help lead the Bruin women to a convincing team victory. The former Bruin cheerleader is in just her second full year as a pole vaulter for UCLA, and on Saturday, she jumped the No. 2 mark in the world this season. Her winning vault of 14-1.25 is the U.S. and NCAA collegiate leading mark in the pole vault and second in the world this year. Her vault also moves her to No. 4 all-time in UCLA history and improves on her previous lifetime-best of 13-7.75.
This is Viuf's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career.
Also nominated: Trevor Bauer, Baseball; Anne Belden, W. Water Polo; Amit Inbar, M. Tennis; Amanda Kamekona, Softball; Boldizsar Kocsor, M. Track & Field; Gregor Main, M. Golf; Jack Polales, M. Volleyball.