May 28, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's track and field athlete Chari Hawkins has been named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, May 26, in an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
It is the third time this year and third time in her career that Hawkins has received USU student-athlete of the week honors.
Hawkins, a sophomore from Rexburg, Idaho (Madison HS) qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Finals in the high jump after finishing tied for third in the event at the first round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships last weekend with a mark of 1.79m (5-10.50). That height also ranks tied for second all-time in school history.
Hawkins, who will also compete in the heptathlon at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Finals in Eugene, Ore., from June 5-8 will be joined by senior Will Henry who will compete in the 100m.
Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
MEN'S TRACK - Senior Will Henry (Richmond, Calif.) qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Finals in the 100m after finishing 12th at the first round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships last weekend with a time of 10.60. Henry also finished 30th in the 200m with a time of 21.46 and was a member of the 4x100 relay team that ran a season-best time of 40.20 to finish 14th, a time that ranks second in school history.
2012-13 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Aug. 27 - Josselyn White, Volleyball
Sept. 3 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 10 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 17 - Tanner Higham, Golf
Sept. 24 - Kerwynn Williams, Football
Oct. 1 - Josselyn White, Volleyball
Oct. 8 - Jennifer Flynn, Soccer
Oct. 15 - Kyler Fackrell, Football
Oct. 22 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Oct. 29 - Jade Tarver, Soccer
Nov. 5 - Natalie Norris, Soccer
Nov. 12 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
Nov. 19 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Nov. 26 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball
Dec. 3 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
Dec. 10 - Marcel Davis, Men's Basketball
Dec. 17 - Kerwynn Williams, Football
Dec. 24 - Kyisean Reed, Men's Basketball
Dec. 31 - Jennifer Schlott, Women's Basketball
Jan. 7 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
Jan. 14 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
Jan. 21 - Jennifer Schlott, Women's Basketball
Jan. 28 - Sarah Landes, Gymnastics
Feb. 4 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball
Feb. 11 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball
Feb. 18 - Tanner Higham, Golf
Feb. 25 - Nic Bowens, Men's Track & Field
Mar. 4 - Jenna Johnson, Women's Basketball
Mar. 11 - Spencer Butterfield, Men's Basketball
Mar. 18 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball
Mar. 25 - McKenzie Davis, Women's Tennis
Apr. 1 - Briton Page, Men's Track & Field
Apr. 8 - Christine Thomsen, Softball
Apr. 15 - Keeley Eldredge, Women's Track & Field
Apr. 22 - Chari Hawkins, Women's Track & Field
Apr. 29 - Nic Bowens, Men's Track & Field
May 6 - Tanner Higham, Golf
May 13 - Chari Hawkins, Women's Track & Field
May 28 - Chari Hawkins, Women's Track & Field
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