Wang and Iuel Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week

    Jonny Wang
    May 11, 2015

    LOS ANGELES -- Men's tennis senior Jonny Wang and women's track and field sophomore Amalie Iuel were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of May 4-10, on Monday, May 11.

    Jonny Wang took command on the court in the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. In the first round, Wang cruised to victory with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Cristobal Ramos Salazar of Idaho. Wang's win claimed the second point for the Trojans in the 4-0 over the Vandals.

    In the second round against San Diego State, Wang claimed the match-clinching point for the Trojans with his 6-3, 6-2 win over Thorsten Bertsch to send USC to the Round of 16. Wang now has the longest winning streak on the team with 16 consecutive victories. USC will next travel to Waco, Texas to face No. 10 Duke on May 14.

    Also nominated for men's student-athlete of the week honors: Mitch Hart (baseball).

    In the first day of events at the 2015 Pac-12 Multi-Events Championships, Amalie Iuel set three PRs in the heptathlon. To start the day, Iuel finished with a PR of 13.80 (+0.3) to win her the 100m HH heat and finish second overall. Iuel ended the first day with the 200m where she sprinted to victory with a PR of 23.96 (+1.6). Iuel's total of 3368 points was a Day 1 PR for her by 182 points.

    On day two of events, Iuel had a career-best on the long jump with a wind-aided distance of 19-2.00/5.84m (+4.0w), which earned her fourth in the competition. In the 800m race, the sophomore defeated the field by more then 3.5 seconds with a PR-time of 2:10.28. Iuel's 800m time was the fastest 800m by a Trojan woman since Christine Cortez had a time of 2:10.01 in 2011. Overall, Iuel earned 5610 points to place third in the heptathlon and move into fourth on USC's all-time list.

    Also nominated for women's student-athlete of the week honors: Michaela Michael (lacrosse) and Gabriella Then (golf).

    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.