Stahel and Novy Named USC Credit Union Student-Athlete of the Week

    Tera Novy
    April 6, 2015

    LOS ANGELES -- USC baseball redshirt junior Bobby Stahel and women's track and field junior Tera Novy were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of March 30-April 1, on Monday, April 6.

    Bobby Stahel torched the Arizona pitching staff with nine hits in the series-sweep over the No. 22-ranked Wildcats. Stahel started the series strong in game one with a leadoff single to eventually score, giving the Trojans an early lead in the 4-1 win. The redshirt junior led the offensive explosion in game two with four hits, while driving in two runs and scoring three in the 13-6 victory. In a dramatic game three, Stahel came through in the clutch with two RBI before teammate David Oppenheim delivered with the go-ahead run to secure the 10-9 win and the sweep for the Trojans.

    Overall, Stahel finished with a remarkable .642 batting average in the series with five RBI and five runs scored. Up next, the No. 6-ranked Trojans will host UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday April 7, at 6:00 p.m.

    Also nominated for men student-athlete of the week honors: Roberto Quiroz (tennis) and Randall Cunningham (track and field).

    Tera Novy put on a showcase for the Women of Troy, winning two field events at the California Collegiate Invitational over the weekend. In the women's discus throw, Novy won with a best mark of 182-10 (55.74) to finish right ahead of fellow Trojan Alexandra Collatz. The junior then came back to win in the women's shot put competition with a mark of 45-4.25 (13.82m). Novy's distance beat Tanya Sapa's throw of 45-3.50 (13.80m) by only .02m to claim first place.

    After a great performance at the California Collegiate, the Trojans look to compete next at the Jim Click Shootout in Tuscon, Ariz. on April 11.

    Also nominated for women student-athlete of the week honors: Cynthia Del Core (lacrosse), Gabby Smith (tennis) and Monica Vavic (water polo).

    The USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week are voted on by the student assistants and Sports Information Directors of the USC Sports Information Office. Nominations are compiled and distributed for voting by Alec Koondel. Student assistant voters include Rachel Dobrin, Robby Kolanz, Dru Chavez, Colette Garcia, Andrew McKagan, Tera Novy, Max Schwartz and intern Katie Ryan.