April 30, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Freshman Amy Weissenbach (Los Angeles, Calif./Harvard-Westlake School) of the No. 14 Stanford women’s track and field team was selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of April 22-28.
Weissenbach won the 800 meters in 2:04.24 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on Sunday at Stanford’s Cobb Track and Angell Field and broke a 31-year-old school freshman record. That mark (2:04.38) was set in 1982 by Regina Jacobs, who would go on to compete in three Olympics and win 25 national titles.
Weissenbach outsprinted five other runners who would finish less than a second behind her in recording a time that vaulted her from No. 7 to No. 2 on Stanford’s all-time 800 list. The time also was the eighth fastest by a collegian this year.
This is Weissenbach’s first Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor and the second for the women’s track and field team in the 2013 season. Weissenbach and the Cardinal have finished their regular season and next compete at the Pac-12 Championships on May 11-12 at USC.
Also nominated: Michael Atchoo (Men’s Track and Field), Krista Hardebeck (Women’s Tennis), Brian Ragira (Baseball), Melissa Seidemann (Women’s Water Polo), Hanna Winter (Softball); Hans Henken, Rebecca King, Kevin Laube, Yuri Namikawa, Kelly Ortel (Sailing).