March 9, 2009
Sophomore Austin Staab (Westerville, Ohio/ Westerville) of the Stanford men's swimming team has been selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Mar. 1-8. This is the first muscle milk honor for Staab this season and in his career.
Staab helped the Cardinal to their 28th consecutive Pac-10 men's swimming title. Staab claimed the individual Pac-10 title in the 100 fly as well as being a member of 200 medley relay that claimed the conference title. His time of 44.69 in the 100 fly was a Pac-10 record and less than one tenth off the NCAA record. He also helped the Cardinal team in the 200 free relay capture the Pac-10 record with a time of 1:15.54.
In the 800 free relay, Staab swam the opening leg in a time of 1:32.71, which established a Stanford record in the 200 free. The team went on to swim a time of 6:14.84, which was also a Stanford record. Staab was also a member of the 200 and 400 medley relays that established school records of 1:24.19 and 3:03.56.
Individually Staab finished as the Pac-10 runner-up in both the 50 free (19.23) and the 100 free (42.35). The time in the 100 free was the second fastest all-time for Stanford, while the time in the 50 free was the fourth fastest all-time.
Overall the Stanford sophomore established two individual school records (100 fly and 200 free) and was a member of four school-record breaking relays.
Also Nominated: Josh Dickson (men's gymnastics), Luke Feist (wrestling), Garrett Heath (men's track and field), Carly Janiga (women's gymnastics), Eva Jellison (fencing), Arantxa King (women's track and field), Alex Koran (men's tennis), Maria Koroleva (synchronized swimming), Jessica Nguyen (women's tennis), Missy Penna (softball), Jeanette Pohlen (women's basketball), Jordan Preiss (baseball), Lauren Schmidt (women's lacrosse), Eric Shoji (men's volleyball)
Past Student-Athletes of the Week