LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State redshirt freshman track & field athlete Sindri Gudmundsson was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, May 28, it was announced Tuesday. The award is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
It is the second time this year and second time in Gudmundsson’s career that he has been named USU’s student-athlete of the week.
The native of Kopavogur, Iceland, placed first in the men’s javelin with a mark of 76.18 meters (249-11) last Thursday at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. With that throw, Gudmundsson punched his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Finals, which will be held June 7-10 at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Gudmundsson, who currently ranks fifth in the nation in the javelin, has finished first in all five meets he has competed at this season. At the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, he recorded a school-record throw of 77.19m (253-3) to win the title. The mark also set both a facility record and conference record.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD – Sophomore Brenn Flint (Syracuse, Utah) qualified for a spot in the NCAA Outdoor Finals. She placed 12th in the first round of the women’s shot put with a personal-best mark of 15.96 meters (52-4.50) last weekend at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Austin, Texas.
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
May 28 - Sindri Gudmundsson, Men’s Track & Field
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