Freshman Briton Page Named USU Student-Athlete Of The Week
April 1, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's track & field middle distance runner Briton Page was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, March. 31, in an award voted on by a state-wide media panel.
This is the first career USU Student-Athlete of the Week honor for Page, while also being the second time an Aggie track & field athlete has won the award this year as sophomore Nic Bowens garnered the honor on Feb. 25.
Page, a freshman from Centerville, Utah, ran the fourth-fastest time in school history in the men's 800m (1:49.64) as he placed third at the Stanford Invitational this past weekend. The time is also the fastest for the event in the Western Athletic Conference this season.
Furthermore, Page ranks eighth in the nation for the men's 800m, along with ranking fifth on the West qualifying list for the season.
Action continues for Utah State track & field as they travel to Boise, Idaho for the All-Idaho Cup on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6. USU will also host the annual Mark Faldmo Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Information for the Aggies lone home meet of the year can be found online at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete Of The Week Included:
MEN'S GOLF - Freshman Seokwon Jeon won two of his three matches last week at the Cal Poly hosted Match Play Championship as Utah State lost to Weber State (3.5-1.5), Fresno State (3.0-2.0) and Northern Colorado (4.0-1.0). Against the Wildcats, Jeon posted a 3&2 win. Against the Bulldogs, he notched a 3&2 win. And against the Bears, he lost 4&3.
SOFTBALL - Sophomore outfielder Hailey Froton (Temecula, Calif.) hit .600 (6-10) during the weekend as Utah State dropped all three Western Athletic Conference home games to New Mexico State (5-2, 17-6, 3-0). Froton began the series by going 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs batted in. She then went 2-for-3 in the second game of the series with a double and a walk, to go along with two runs batted in and two runs scored. And in the series finale, she went 1-for-3 at the plate. For the weekend, Froton had four runs batted in, two runs scored, two doubles and one walk to go along with her .600 (6-10) batting average.
WOMEN'S TENNIS - Sophomore McKenzie Davis (Salt Lake City, Utah) posted a 1-0 singles record last week as Utah State lost at Louisiana Tech, 6-1. Against the Lady Techsters, Davis posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-3) and teamed with senior Jaci West for a 6-5 loss at the first doubles position.
MEN'S TENNIS - Sophomore Sean Levesque (Ventura, Calif.) posted a 1-1 singles record and a 1-1 doubles record last week as Utah State lost a pair of matches to UC Santa Barbara (6-1) and No. 48 Boise State (7-0). Against the Gauchos, Levesque posted a straight sets win at No. 5 singles (7-5, 6-0) and teamed with junior partner Fredrik Peterson for an 8-3 win at the second doubles position. Against the Broncos, Levesque lost in straight sets at No. 5 singles (6-2, 7-5) and teamed with Peterson for an 8-2 loss at the second doubles position.
WOMEN'S TRACK - Junior Keeley Eldredge (Sandy, Utah) placed third in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 54.32m (178-02) at the Stanford Invitational this past weekend to rank ninth in school history for the event, while also ranking third in the Western Athletic Conference this season.