Utah State’s Dillon Maggard Named America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week
Senior Dillon Maggard
Senior Dillon Maggard
June 11, 2018

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State track & field distance runner Dillon Maggard was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, June 10, it was announced Monday. The award is voted on by a state-wide media panel.

Overall, it is the 10th time this year and 19th time in his career that the senior from Kirkland, Wash., has been named USU’s student-athlete of the week.

With their sponsorship of the Student-Athlete of the Week, America First Credit Union donates funds directly to support student-athlete scholarships.

Maggard captured a pair of first-team All-American honors last week at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

In the first of his two events, Maggard captured the bronze medal in the finals of the 10,000-meter run with a school-record time of 28 minutes, 38.36 seconds. The previous school record of 29:00.76 was set by Brian McKenna in 2010.

Just two days later, Maggard finished sixth in the finals of the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:57.40. With his two top-eight placings, Maggard scored nine team points, helping Utah State tie for 18th with a total of 15 points.

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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD – Junior Cierra Simmons (Soda Springs, Idaho) finished in eighth place and earned first-team All-American honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase last weekend at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The 2018 Mountain West champion in the event broke her own school record as she crossed the finish line in 9 minutes, 49.33 seconds. Simmons earned one team point by finishing in eighth place and making the podium. As a result, the USU women tied for 63rd, marking the first time since 2000 that the Aggies have scored team points at the Outdoor Finals. Simmons is just the 13th female in school history to earn All-American accolades, and the first distance runner to do so during the outdoor season.

2017-18 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Aug. 31 – Lauren Anderson, Volleyball
Sept. 4 – Alyssa Snyder, Women’s Cross Country
Sept. 11 – Kent Myers, Football
Sept. 18 – Alyssa Snyder, Women’s Cross Country
Sept. 25 – Lauren Anderson, Volleyball
Oct. 2 – Jalen Davis, Football
Oct. 9 – DJ Nelson, Football
Oct. 16 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Cross Country
Oct. 23 – Jordan Love, Football
Oct. 30 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Cross Country
Nov. 5 – LaJuan Hunt, Football
Nov. 12 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Cross Country
Nov. 19 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Cross Country
Nov. 26 – Sam Merrill, Men’s Basketball
Dec. 3 – Sam Merrill, Men’s Basketball
Dec. 10 – Olivia West, Women’s Basketball
Dec. 17 – Dwayne Brown Jr., Men’s Basketball
Dec. 24 – DeAngelo Isby, Men’s Basketball
Jan. 1 – Sam Merrill, Men’s Basketball
Jan. 8 – Koby McEwen, Men’s Basketball
Jan. 16 – Brenn Flint, Women’s Track & Field
Jan. 22 – Brenn Flint, Women’s Track & Field
Jan. 29 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Track & Field
Feb. 5 – Koby McEwen, Men’s Basketball
Feb. 12 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Track & Field
Feb. 19 – Jaime Barajas, Men’s Tennis
Feb. 26 – Clay Lambourne, Men's Track & Field
March 5 – Faith Leary, Gymnastics
March 12 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Track & Field
March 19 – Sindri Gudmundsson, Men’s Track & Field
March 26 – Madison Ward, Gymnastics
April 2 – Kashley Carter, Women's Track & Field
April 9 – Jaime Barajas, Men’s Tennis
April 16 – Jaime Barajas, Men’s Tennis
April 23 – Cierra Simmons, Women’s Track & Field
April 30 – Jaime Barajas, Men’s Tennis
May 7 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Track & Field
May 14 – David Hirschmann, Men’s Track & Field
May 28 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Track & Field
June 11 – Dillon Maggard, Men’s Track & Field

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