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Ciganda, Calhoun named ASU Athletes of the Week

April 28, 2010

Women's golfer Carlota Ciganda has been named ASU's Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending May 1st. Ciganda continued her stellar career as she defeated teammate Juliana Murcia in a playoff to become the Pac-10's first ever back-to-back conference champion. For the tournament Ciganda shot a 2-under 214 (71-72-71), which had her tied with teammate Juliana Murcia. The two went to the 10th tee for a 1-hole playoff where Ciganda sunk a putt for birdie. Ciganda and the Sun Devils head to Columbus, Indiana where they will be the No. 1 seed for the 2010 NCAA Central Region.

ASU sophomore Carlota Ciganda became the Pac-10's first back-to-back conference champion after defeating teammate Juliana Murcia in a playoff. In rainy and chilly conditions throughout the week, Ciganda finished 2-under 214 (71-72-71) to end the final round tied for the lead with Murcia. She birdied the playoff hole to earn medalist honors and become only the second Pac-10 player to win the conference championship twice in her career. She is ASU's 11th individual Pac-10 Champion and the 15th Sun Devil conference medalist. This is Ciganda's first medalist honor of the season and third in her career.

Baseball player Kole Calhoun has been named ASU's Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending May 1st. Calhoun is once again heating up for the stretch run as he continues to be a dominating force in the middle of the line-up. He batted .500 on the week, while driving in four runs. His strong performance, which included three extra-base hits on the week, so far this season has the Sun Devils at 34-5 and first place in the Pac-10 (11-4). The Sun Devils continue their march for their third consecutive Pac-10 Title as they head to Los Angeles this weekend to face UCLA on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Kole Calhoun found his offensive groove this week for Arizona State, going 7-14 (.500) with a double and two home runs, slugging 1.000 over ASU's four games. Calhoun drove in four and drew five walks, scoring four times as ASU won their weekend series with Washington. The right fielder also had an assist from him outfield position.