LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State senior track & field athlete Parker Bluth was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, June 12, it was announced Monday. The award is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
It is the fourth straight time, fifth time this year and eighth time in Bluth’s career that he has been named USU’s student-athlete of the week.
The senior from Riverton, Utah, competed in three events at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Finals last week at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Bluth placed 10th in the semifinals of the men’s 200-meter dash with a time of 20.70. By finishing in the top-16 of the event, he earned second-team All-American honors. Bluth also ran the first leg of the 4x400m relay team that crossed the finish line 12th with a time of 3:06.41 and earned second-team All-American honors.
Bluth, who is believed to be the first Aggie to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Finals in three events, also placed 21st in the 100m with a time of 10.44 to earn honorable mention All-American honors.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD – Senior Maci Bingham (Basin City, Wash.) placed 15th in the hammer throw with a mark of 60.44m (198-03) and concluded her stellar collegiate career by earning second-team All-American honors at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Finals at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. She is the first Aggie women’s thrower to earn All-American honors since Krista Larson (hammer) in 2009.
2015-16 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Aug. 31 - Kaylie Kamalu, Volleyball
Sept. 6 - Andrew Rodriguez, Football
Sept. 13 - Jessica Brooksby, Soccer
Sept. 20 - Jeannie Woller, Soccer
Sept. 27 - Seokwon Jeon, Men's Golf
Oct. 4 - Kent Myers, Football
Oct. 11 - Seokwon Jeon, Men's Golf
Oct. 18 - Kyler Fackrell, Football
Oct. 25 - Jaime Barajas, Men's Tennis
Nov. 1 - Kent Myers, Football
Nov. 8 - Kayla DeCoursey, Volleyball
Nov. 15 - Chris Smith, Men's Basketball
Nov. 22 - Funda Nakkasoglu, Women's Basketball
Nov. 29 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Dec. 6 - Funda Nakkasoglu, Women's Basketball
Dec. 13 - Funda Nakkasoglu, Women's Basketball
Dec. 27 - Chris Smith, Men's Basketball
Jan. 3 - Funda Nakkasoglu, Women's Basketball
Jan. 10 - McKinzey Martinez, Gymnastics
Jan. 17 - Chris Smith, Men's Basketball
Jan. 24 - Parker Bluth, Men's Track & Field
Jan. 31 - Hayley Sanzotti, Gymnastics
Feb. 7 - Jack Swindells, Men's Tennis
Feb. 14 - Dillon Maggard, Men's Track & Field
Feb. 21 - Natalie Rainbolt, Gymnastics
Feb. 28 - Brady Martin, Men’s Track & Field
March 6 - Bailey McIntire, Gymnastics
March 13 - Jalen Moore, Men’s Basketball
March 20 - Bailey McIntire, Gymnastics
March 27 - Jack Swindells, Men’s Tennis
April 3 - Noelle Johnson, Softball
April 10 - Jonas Maier, Men’s Tennis
April 17 - Maci Bingham, Women’s Track & Field
April 24 - AJ Boully, Men’s Track & Field
May 1 - Paxton Provost, Softball
May 8 - Parker Bluth, Men’s Track & Field
May 15 - Parker Bluth, Men’s Track & Field
May 29 - Parker Bluth, Men’s Track & Field
June 12 - Parker Bluth, Men’s Track & Field
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