The Palouse Mall Student-Athlete of the Week recognizes Cougar student-athletes for their performance in the athletic arena each week. Check the official website of Cougar Athletics, WSUCougars.com, each week for the latest honorees.
May 10 - May 16
Marissa Tschida, Track & Field (Won the javelin at the Pac-10 Championships. Tschida threw the javelin a distance of 173-feet, 3 inches (52.80m) on her sixth and final throw of the competition although her first throw of 171-7 (52.30m) led the 12 women competitors going into the final round. Tschida is the national leader in the javelin with a school-record toss of 186-1 (56.71m) tossed at the Texas Relays last month.)
James Wise, Baseball (Named Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Wise pitched eight shutout innings to lead WSU to a 4-2 victory at then-No. 25 Stanford, May 15. The eight innings were a career high for Wise as were his eight strikeouts. The Boise, Idaho native allowed four hits, walked one and allowed just two base runners beyond first base.)
May 3 - May 9
Kyle Schauble, Track & Field (Finished sixth in Decathlon at Pac-10 Championships. First time he has scored in three times at Pac-10 Dec. Scored a PR total of 6899 points. Had PRs in shot put, pole vault and 1500m.)
Angela Jensen, Baseball (Finished sixth in Heptathlon at Pac-10 Championships. First time she has scored in three tries. Had PR total of 5,017 points. Had PRs in 100m hurdles, 200m dash, and 800m.
April 19 - April 25
Kjirsten Jensen, Track & Field (Jensen placed second in the hammer at the 10th annual Cougar Invitational with a PR toss of 56.49m/185-4. It was the fourth-best throw in Washington State women's history.)
Chad Arnold, Baseball (Arnold tossed a complete game five-hitter and struck out a career-high 11 to lead the Cougars past then-No. 22 Oregon State 5-1, Friday. April 23. Arnold retired 13 of the final 14 men he faced and did not allow a runner past first base after the fifth inning. He threw 79 of his 125 pitches for strikes and struck out at least one hitter in eight of the nine frames. For his efforts, Arnold was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week.)
April 12 - April 18
Jeshua Anderson, Track & Field (Anderson, a junior from Woodland Hills, Calif., won the men's Invitational 400m hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays in a season-best time of 49.11 seconds. The defending NCAA and Pac-10 Champion is undefeated in intermediate hurdles this season.)
Varsity Eight Crew, Rowing (The varsity eight crew of Sarah Wolff, Kyann Martin, Hannah Rothstrom, Justine Galbraith, Allie Reilly, Katie Dick, Lisa Roman, Irena Neffeova, and coxswain Corina Chilibeck defeated two ranked boats en route to two heat wins and third place finish at the Lake Natoma Invitational. The No. 13 Cougars finished third at the event, only behind No. 2 California and No. 3 Stanford.)
April 5 - April 11
Liudmila Vasilieva, Tennis (Vasilieva went 5-0 in singles for the week, defeating the nation's 61st-ranked player from Stanford and following that up with a win over California's Marina Cossou, who was ranked 15th nationally. It marked the first time in school history (dating back to 1978) that a singles player has beaten both Cal and Stanford in a dual match in the same season. For the year Vasilieva has a 26-10 record, the most wins by a freshman since 1983. The 26 wins also ties Vasilieva for third on the all-time singles season victory list.
Adam Conley, Baseball (Conley blanked the Sun Devils in the ninth to earn the victory over No. 1 Arizona State on April 9, and the save two days later to secure the first series win for the Cougars in program history over ASU. In the eighth inning of the win on Sunday, ASU put runners at first and second with one out, and Conley came in to retire Raoul Torrez on a fly ball and struck out pinch hitter Jordan Swagerty on three pitches to end the inning. In the ninth, Conley recorded the first out of the inning on a fly ball by Sun Devils' cleanup hitter Riccio Torrez and notched his sixth save when Zach Wilson bounced into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.)
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