Utah State Track & Field's Chari Hawkins Named America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week
Jan. 20, 2014
Logan, Utah -
Utah State track & field athlete Chari Hawkins has been named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, Jan. 19 it was announced Monday, in an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
Overall, it is the first time this year and fourth time in her career that Hawkins has been named USU’s student-athlete of the week.
Hawkins, a junior from Rexburg, Idaho, won the high jump at the New Mexico hosted Lobo Collegiate Invite this past weekend, as she cleared 1.80m (50-10.75) to set a new personal best and tie for the second-best mark in school history.
In addition to her performance in the high jump, Hawkins also set a new personal best and recorded the second-best time in school history in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.54. The time was good for a fifth-place finish at the Lobo Collegiate Invite.
Utah State track & field returns to action this weekend, Jan. 24-25, at the Boise State hosted Jacksons Invitational at the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week Included:
MEN’S BASKETBALL – Senior center Jarred Shaw (Dallas, Texas) helped Utah State to a 1-1 record last week with a 57-50 home win against Colorado State and 78-74 road loss at Boise State. Against the Rams, Shaw posted his third double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds, adding three blocked shots. Against the Broncos, he tied his season-high with 24 points to go along with five rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot. For the week, Shaw averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocked shots and 1.0 assists per game and shot 62.1 percent from the field (18-of-29) and 71.4 percent at the free throw line(5-of-7) at the free throw line.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – Senior guard Jennifer Schlott (Mesa, Ariz.) scored in double-figures in back-to-back games as Utah State fell at Colorado State (88-78) and at home against Boise State (71-68). Against the Rams, Schlott scored 24 points going 7-of-18 from the field, 1-for-5 from three-point range and 9-12 from the free throw line to go along with seven assists, three steals and two rebounds. Against the Broncos, she scored a game-high 31 points as she was 11-of-17 from the field and 9-for-11 at the free throw line. She also had five rebounds and five assists against BSU. For the week, Schlott averaged 27.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 51.4 percent from the field (18-35), including 14.3 percent from three-point range (1-7) and 78.3 at the free throw line (18-23).
GYMNASTICS – Freshman Bailey McIntire (Kearney, Mo.) helped Utah State to a 194.150-193.975 win at Southern Utah last weekend for its first 2-0 start since 1999. McIntire won the all-around competition with her score of 38.800, as she finished fourth on floor (9.775), tied for fourth on beam (9.750), eighth on bars (9.625), and 11th on vault (9.650).
MEN’S TRACK & FIELD – Senior Bryce Hall (Kaysville, Utah) finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 18.11m (59-05.00) at the New Mexico hosted Lobo Collegiate Invite last weekend.
2013-14 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Sept. 2 - Jeannie Woller, Soccer
Sept. 9 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 16- Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 23 - Elle Brainard, Volleyball
Sept. 30 - Tanner Higham, Golf
Oct. 7 - Sebastian Schneider, Men's Tennis
Oct. 14 - Seokwon Jeon, Golf
Oct. 21 - Joey DeMartino, Football
Oct. 28 - Elle Brainard, Volleyball
Nov. 4 - Darell Garreston, Football
Nov. 11 – Bruce Natson, Football
Nov. 18 – Kaitlyn VanHoff, Volleyball
Nov. 25 – Jake Doughty, Football
Dec. 2 – Nick Vigil, Football
Dec. 9 – Jake Doughty, Football
Dec. 23 – Jennifer Schlott, Women’s Basketball
Dec. 30 – Joey DeMartino, Football
Jan. 6 - Elise Nelson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 13 - Bailey McIntire, Gymnastics
Jan. 20 – Chari Hawkins, Track & Field
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