Junior track standout earns third-straight honor.
June 2, 2014
LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State junior track & field athlete Nic Bowens has been named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, June 1. It was announced Monday, in an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
This is the third-straight week that the Bowens has received the honor. In total, the junior has been named USU's Student-Athlete of the Week four times this season and five times in his career.
Bowens, a native of Meridian, Idaho, qualified for the NCAA Finals in the 100m after finishing 10th in the quarterfinals at the first round of the NCAA Championships with a time of 10.21. Bowens also placed 15th in the quarterfinals of the 200m with a time of 20.85, and was a member of the 4x100m relay team that placed 14th with a time of 40.15.
Utah State will be represented by Bowens and Chari Hawkins at the NCAA Championship Finals in Eugene, Ore. Jun. 11-14.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week Included:
WOMEN’S TRACK – Junior Melanie Heslop (Kirtland, N.M.) placed 24th in the prelims of the hammer throw at the first round of the 2014 NCAA Championships with a throw of 55.10m (180-09).
2013-14 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Sept. 2 - Jeannie Woller, Soccer
Sept. 9 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 16 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 23 - Elle Brainard, Volleyball
Sept. 30 - Tanner Higham, Golf
Oct. 7 - Sebastian Schneider, Men's Tennis
Oct. 14 - Seokwon Jeon, Golf
Oct. 21 - Joey DeMartino, Football
Oct. 28 - Elle Brainard, Volleyball
Nov. 4 - Darell Garreston, Football
Nov. 11 – Bruce Natson, Football
Nov. 18 – Kaitlyn VanHoff, Volleyball
Nov. 25 – Jake Doughty, Football
Dec. 2 – Nick Vigil, Football
Dec. 9 – Jake Doughty, Football
Dec. 23 – Jennifer Schlott, Women’s Basketball
Dec. 30 – Joey DeMartino, Football
Jan. 6 - Elise Nelson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 13 - Bailey McIntire, Gymnastics
Jan. 20 – Chari Hawkins, Women's Track & Field
Jan. 27 - Chari Hawkins, Women's Track & Field
Feb. 3 - Jennifer Schlott, Women's Basketball
Feb. 10 - Noelle Johnson, Softball
Feb. 17 - Nic Bowens, Men's Track & Field
Feb. 24 - Jennifer Schlott, Women's Basketball
Mar. 3 - Chari Hawkins, Women's Track & Field
Mar. 10 - Paige Jones, Gymnastics
Mar. 17 - Chari Hawkins, Women's Track & Field
Mar. 24 - Noelle Johnson, Softball
Mar. 31 - Rachel Orr, Women's Track & Field
April 7 - McKenzie Davis, Women's Tennis
April 14 - Seokwon Jeon, Golf
April 21 - Sam Nielson, Women's Track & Field
April 28 - Chari Hawkins, Women's Track & Field
May 5 - Nic Bowens, Men's Track & Field
May 19 - Nic Bowens, Men's Track & Field
June 2 - Nic Bowens, Men's Track & Field