Junior earned second-team All-American honors at NCAA Finals.
June 16, 2014
LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State junior track & field athlete Chari Hawkins has been named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, June 15 as it was announced Monday, in an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
It is the sixth time this year and ninth time in her career that Hawkins has been named USU's student-athlete of the week.
Hawkins (Rexburg, Idaho) earned second-team All-America honors in the heptathlon for the second-straight year after placing ninth in the event with a season-best 5,552 points at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Finals last weekend. Hawkins finished 12th in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.97, placed ninth in the high jump with a mark of 1.72m (5-07.75), had a personal-best toss of 11.86m (38-11.00) in the shot put to place 11th, finished 10th in the 200m with a time of 25.28, tied for eighth-place in the long jump with a distance of 5.71m (18-07.25), set a season-best in the javelin with a toss of 38.92 (127-08) to finish 13th, and ran a personal-best time of 2:24.13 in the 800m to finish 13th.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week Included:
MEN'S TRACK - Junior Nic Bowens (Meridian, Idaho) finished 17th in the semifinals of the 100m at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Finals last weekend with a time of 10.27, missing out on second-team All-America honors by 0.02 seconds.
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
June 16 - Chari Hawkins, Women's Track & Field