April 1, 2009
Student-Athletes Briann January (Women's Basketball) and Josh Spence (Baseball) have been named ASU's Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 4. Both were instrumental in leading their teams to victory.
January overcame foul trouble and a sprained ankle in the second half to score 11 points and dish out a team-high six assists in ASU's 63-58 come-from-behind win over third-seeded Florida State (Mar. 23) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. January also matched her scoring high in an NCAA Tournament game with 22 points (8-10 FGs, 6-6 FTs) to go along with five assists, two steals and one block in ASU's 84-69 win over second-seeded Texas A&M in the Trenton Regional semifinal (Mar. 29).
LHP Spence recorded his first career complete game in the series opener at USC, allowing only an unearned run in the 2-1 Sun Devil victory. The Aussie lefty dominated the Trojans for all nine, recording 10 strikeouts for the second straight outing, helping the Sun Devils to a series win over the Trojans. Spence is now 6-0 on the season.