Kessler and Vaioletama Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week|
Dec. 1, 2014
LOS ANGELES - USC football quarterback Cody Kessler and women's basketball forward Alexyz Vaioletama were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Nov. 24-30, on Monday, Dec. 1.
USC CREDIT UNION MEN'S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
USC CREDIT UNION WOMEN'S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Vaioletama's highlight performance came in the championship game against SMU. Trailing by five at halftime, Vaioletama came through with some crucial second-half points, including a bucket that broke a 40-40 tie with 8:25 remaining. Vaioletama finished the game with 11 points as the Trojans wound up winning 64-57 in the comeback road win. Vaioletama was named Tournament MVP, and USC now has a five-game winning streak. The Women of Troy are next scheduled to play at Saint Mary's on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. PT.
Also nominated for women's student-athlete of the week honors: Taylor Whittingham (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 Charlotte Adlam, Taiu Kunimoto, Nikki Borchard, Andrew McKagan, Eike Daube, Tera Novy, Carlene Jones, Max Schwartz, Gaby Smotrys, Aubrey Kragen, and intern Katie Ryan.