De Grasse and Westby Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week

    Andre De Grasse
    April 20, 2015

    LOS ANGELES -- USC track and field junior Andre De Grasse and women's tennis freshman Madison Westby were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of April 13-19, on Monday, April 20.

    Andre De Grasse had a special day on the track, sprinting his way into the record books at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. The junior won the men's invitational 100m dash with a wind-aided time of 9.87 (+4.0w). Not only was his time a personal-best, but it also moves him into a tie for first for the world-leading all-condition time.

    De Grasse then went on to compete in the men's 200m race with a PR of 20.16 (+0.3). With that time, De Grasse tied Aaron Brown's Canadian record and is third place standing on the Trojans' all-time 200m-dash list. The Trojans are next scheduled to compete at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, Calif. on April 24-25.

    Also nominated for men's student-athlete of the week honors: Timmy Robinson (baseball) and Alex Slaught (volleyball).

    Madison Westby's heroic efforts captured the come-from-behind win for the Women of Troy, who trailed 3-0 against UCLA in a crucial rivalry match for the Pac-12 title. #78 Westby faced off against UCLA's #28 Kyle McPhillips, losing the first set 5-7. Westby was then on the brink of defeat in the second set, where she faced a tiebreaker as the freshman came out to win 7-6 (5). Westby then took charge to claim the third set 6-4, ultimately securing the Trojans' final point to upend UCLA 4-3 in dramatic fashion.

    After leading the Pac-12 champion Trojans in the upset win, Westby was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. USC finished a perfect 10-0 in conference play and Westby holds a 22-7 overall record in her freshman campaign.The Women of Troy look to compete in individual competition at the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, Calif. on April 21-25.

    Also nominated for women's student-athlete of the week honors: Michaela Michael (lacrosse), Dior Hall (track), Kelly Claes and Sara Highes (sand volleyball).

    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.