LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State senior track & field athlete AJ Boully was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, May 14, it was announced Monday. The award is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
It is the fourth time this year and fifth time in Boully's career that he has been named USU's student-athlete of the week.
The native of Boise, Idaho, racked up the medals at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which were hosted by Utah State last week at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium. Boully claimed titles in the 400m hurdles (49.48) and 4x400m relay (3:05.53), while finishing runner-up in the 110m hurdles (13.91).
Boully's times in the 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles were both personal bests and rank second and third all-time in school history. His 400m hurdles time is also a Mountain West Championships record.
In the 4x400m relay, Boully joined forces with fellow senior Joshua Gordon, junior Brady Martin and freshman Michael Bluth, to claim the Aggies' fourth-straight Mountain West title in event with a time of 3:05.53, which is both a Mountain West Championships and Ralph Maughan Track Stadium record.
With Boully leading the charge, the Aggie men finished the championships in third place with 133 points.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
MEN'S TENNIS - Freshman Sergiu Bucur (Constanta, Romania) won his school-record-tying 13th match in row for No. 45 Utah State when he defeated No. 21 Northwestern's Ben Vandixhorn in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 5 spot in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend at Berkeley, Calif. After Bucur's victory, the Wildcats won the next three matches to advance to the second round of the tournament.
SOFTBALL - Senior second baseman Victoria Saucedo (West Covina, Calif.) led Utah State in its regular season finale, as the team fell at No. 20 BYU, 4-1. Saucedo was 2-for-3 at the plate, with one RBI against the Cougars, while adding three defensive putouts and two assists.
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Sophomore Brenn Flint (Syracuse, Utah) struck silver in the women's shot put with a mark of 15.57m (51-1) last week at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships. USU's women finished the championships in eighth place with 42.50 points.
2016-17 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Aug. 28 - Hannah Gleason, Volleyball
Sept. 4 - Devante Mays, Football
Sept. 11 - Hannah Gleason, Volleyball
Sept. 18 - Hannah Jones, Women's Tennis
Sept. 25 - Jessica Brooksby, Soccer
Oct. 2 - Dillon Maggard, Men's Cross Country
Oct. 9 - Kai Wehnelt, Men's Tennis
Oct. 16 - Dillon Maggard, Men's Cross Country
Oct. 23 - Kai Wehnelt, Men's Tennis
Oct. 30 - Dillon Maggard, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 7 - Lauren Harmon, Soccer
Nov. 14 - Dillon Maggard, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 21 - Dillon Maggard, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 28 - Eliza West, Women's Basketball
Dec. 5 - Rachel Brewster, Women's Basketball
Dec. 26 - Jalen Moore, Men's Basketball
Jan. 1 - Shannon Dufficy, Women's Basketball
Jan. 8 - Koby McEwen, Men's Basketball
Jan. 15 - Brenn Flint, Women's Track & Field
Jan. 22 - Madison Ward, Gymnastics
Jan. 29 - Samuel Serrano, Men's Tennis
Feb. 5 - Madison Ward, Gymnastics
Feb. 12 - AJ Boully, Men's Track & Field
Feb. 19 - Madison Ward, Gymnastics
Feb. 26 - AJ Boully, Men's Track & Field
March 5 - Victoria Saucedo, Softball
March 12 - Dillon Maggard, Men's Track & Field
March 19 - Madison Ward, Gymnastics
March 26 - Devan Sperry, Softball
April 2 - AJ Boully, Men's Track & Field
April 9 - Sindri Gudmundsson, Men's Track & Field
April 16 - Dillon Maggard, Men's Track & Field
April 23 - Dillon Maggard, Men's Track & Field
April 30 - Jonas Maier, Men's Tennis
May 7 - Brady Martin, Men's Track & Field
May 14 - AJ Boully, Men's Track & Field
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