May 14, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State track and field thrower Lindsey Spencer has been named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, May 13, an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
It is the fourth time in her career that Spencer has received USU student-athlete of the week honors.
Spencer, a senior from Ogden, Utah (Fremont HS/Weber State) was named the Women's Outstanding Field Performer at the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships last weekend as she helped Utah State win its first-ever WAC outdoor title. Spencer won the individual WAC title in the hammer with a throw of 61.99m (203-04), which extends her school record in the event. Spencer also placed second in the discus with a toss of 53.79m (176-06), as well as placing fifth in the shot put with a mark of 14.34m (47-00.75).
For the season, Spencer ranks 17th in the nation with her mark of 61.99m (203-04) in the hammer, while sitting at No. 20 in the discus with a mark of 54.48m (178-09) which she threw at Sacramento State's Mondo Mid-Major Challenge on April 20, 2012.
The NCAA track and field committee will determine who qualifies to compete at the first round of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas on May 24-26. The field will be announced Tuesday evening. The finals for the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held on June 6-9 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
MEN'S TRACK - Senior Daniel Howell (Manti, Utah) won his first two Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field titles last weekend in helping Utah State to a second-place team finish. Howell won the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:04.52, while also claiming top honors in the 5,000m with a time of 14:41.52.
2011-12 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Aug. 29 - Shantel Flanary, Soccer
Sept. 5 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 12 - Robert Turbin, Football
Sept. 19 - Brian McKenna, Cross Country
Sept. 26 - Marcus Fritz, Men's Tennis
Oct. 3 - Robert Turbin, Football
Oct. 10 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Oct. 17 - Liz McArthur, Volleyball
Oct. 24 - Jennifer Flynn, Soccer
Oct. 31 - Brian McKenna, Cross Country
Nov. 7 - Molli Merrill, Soccer
Nov. 14 - Brockeith Pane, Men's Basketball
Nov. 21 - Robert Turbin, Football
Nov. 28 - Bobby Wagner, Football
Dec. 5 - Adam Kennedy, Football
Dec. 12 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
Dec. 19 - Michael Smith, Football
Dec. 26 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
Jan. 9 - Brooke Jackson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 16 - Ashlee Brown, Women's Basketball
Jan. 23 - Silas Pimentel, Men's Track & Field
Jan. 30 - Sarah Landes, Gymnastics
Feb. 6 - Ashlee Brown, Women's Basketball
Feb. 13 - Sarah Landes, Gymnastics
Feb. 20 - Sarah Landes, Gymnastics
Feb. 27 - Katelyn Heiner, Women's Track & Field
Mar. 5 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
Mar. 12 - Paige Jones, Gymnastics
Mar. 19 - Lindsey Spencer, Women's Track & Field
Mar. 26 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
April 2 - McKenzie Davis, Women's Tennis
April 9 - Daniel Howell, Men's Track & Field
April 16 - Lindsey Spencer, Women's Track & Field
April 23 - Lindsey Spencer, Women's Track & Field
April 30 - Sonia Grabowska, Women's Track & Field
May 7 - Tanner Higham, Men's Golf
May 14 - Lindsey Spencer, Women's Track & Field
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