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Ejdervik, Kelly named ASU Athletes of the Week

March 24, 2010

Women's swimmer Rebecca Ejdervik has been named ASU's Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 27th. Her performance at the NCAA Championships, which included a fifth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, allowed her to receive All-American honors. "Rebecca stuck to the game-plan and came out with her best time," said Head Coach Tierney-Walker. "She was excited because not only was it her best time but that she had such a great performance at such a high level."

Sophomore Rebecca Ejdervik became head coach Dorsey Tierney-Walker's first ASU All-American last week. Ejdervik proved to be one of the nation's fastest breaststrokers as she finished fifth at the 2010 NCAA Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke. Her time of 59.90 is not only the sophomore's best time of her career, but it is also good enough for second on ASU's all-time list.

Baseball player Merrill Kelly has been named ASU's Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 27th. Kelly continued to shine in his debut season for the Sun Devils, as he recorded his fifth win in as many starts. His performance helped the Sun Devils continue their toward stretch as they are now 20-0 and 1 game off of the 1961 team who started 21-0. The Sun Devils now begin Pac-10 season as they host the California Golden Bears on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium.

Merrill Kelly was light's out for the Sun Devils in his start against the Houston Cougars on Saturday, allowing only two hits while striking out a career high 8 batters. He did not allow a run in his seven innings of work as he picked up his fifth victory of the season. The Cougars hit only .091 against the junior righty and on the season opponents are hitting only .228.