Dec. 12, 2011
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball player Preston Medlin has been named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Dec. 11, an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
It is the first time in his career that Medlin has received USU student-athlete of the week honors.
Medlin, a 6-4 sophomore shooting guard from Carrollton, Texas (Hebron HS) helped Utah State to a 1-1 record last week with a 63-54 home win against Utah Valley and an 83-76 loss at Wichita State. Against the Wolverines, Medlin scored 13 points to go along with five rebounds and a career-high six assists. Against the Shockers, he scored 15 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists and a career-high tying two steals.
For the week, Medlin averaged 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals, while shooting 50.0 percent from the field (10-20), 33.3 percent from three-point range (3-9) and 71.4 percent at the free throw line (5-7).
On the season, Medlin ranks third in the Western Athletic Conference in three-point shooting (.442), eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.17), 10th in assists (3.00), 12th in scoring (12.8), and 13th in overall shooting (.460).
Utah State returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 17 when it hosts Seattle at 7 p.m.
Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Senior forward Ashlee Brown (Chandler, Ariz.) scored 15 points to go along with nine rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and one steal in Utah State's 67-65 loss at Idaho State Saturday. For the game, Brown was 6-of-17 (.353) from the field and 3-for-4 (.750) from the free throw line.
2011-12 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Aug. 29 - Shantel Flanary, Soccer
Sept. 5 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 12 - Robert Turbin, Football
Sept. 19 - Brian McKenna, Cross Country
Sept. 26 - Marcus Fritz, Men's Tennis
Oct. 3 - Robert Turbin, Football
Oct. 10 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Oct. 17 - Liz McArthur, Volleyball
Oct. 24 - Jennifer Flynn, Soccer
Oct. 31 - Brian McKenna, Cross Country
Nov. 7 - Molli Merrill, Soccer
Nov. 14 - Brockeith Pane, Men's Basketball
Nov. 21 - Robert Turbin, Football
Nov. 28 - Bobby Wagner, Football
Dec. 5 - Adam Kennedy, Football
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