May 13, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Junior Kori Carter (Claremont, Calif./Claremont High 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 May 6-12.
Carter broke meet, stadium, and school records while winning the 400-meter hurdles at the Pac-12 Championships on Sunday in 54.21, the fastest time in the world this year. The time also was the second-fastest in-season time for that event in collegiate history.
Ninety minutes earlier, Carter repeated as Pac-12 champion in the 100 hurdles, breaking her own school record while running 12.76. The time was the second-fastest in NCAA Division I this year, and was third among collegians, sixth in the U.S., and seventh in the world.
Carter became the third woman in conference history to win consecutive 100 hurdles titles and the first in Stanford history to earn a conference hurdles sweep. She also achieved IAAF World Championship `A' standards in each event.
This is Carter's second Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and third of her career. It also is the third for the women's track and field team in the 2013 season. Carter and the Cardinal finished fifth as a team at Pac-12's and next compete at the NCAA West Regionals on May 23-25 in Austin, Texas.
Also nominated: Kayla Bonstrom (Softball), Hannah Farr (Lacrosse), Nicole Gibbs (Women's Tennis), Brian Ragira (Baseball), Melissa Seidemann (Women's Water Polo), Geoffrey Tabor (Men's Track and Field), Mariko Tumangan (Women's Golf).