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Glasser and Murcia named Athletes of the Week

February 18, 2009

Men's basketball player Derek Glasser and women's golfer Juliana Murcia have been named ASU's Athletes of the Week for the week ending February 21, 2009. Both gave outstanding performances over the weekend and helped lead their respective teams to victory.

Murcia won her first tournament title last week at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. Battling through rain, freezing temperatures and 40 mph winds, the junior shot 1-over 214 (70-71-73) to help lead the Sun Devils to their third team title of the season. Her round one score of 70 was a career-low for Murcia, who started the tournament as the team's No. 4 player. Murcia beat out teammate Carlota Ciganda for first by eight shots and helped the Sun Devils win by 18 strokes.

Glasser averaged 16.5 points and 5.0 assists in the sweep over the Los Angeles schools. He tied for team-high honors with 15 against UCLA, then posted a team and career-high 18 points vs. USC as ASU earned its 20th win.