LOGAN, Utah - Utah State senior quarterback Kent Myers has been named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Sept. 10, it was announced Monday. The award is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
Overall, it is the first time this season and fourth time in his career that Myers has earned USU's Student-Athlete of the Week accolades.
Myers, a Rowlett, Texas, native, accounted for a career-high 408 yards of total offense in just over one half of football in Utah State’s dominating 51-13 home win against Idaho State last weekend. Myers completed 24-of-26 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns, and carried the ball eight times for 85 yards and two more scores on runs of 23 and 36 yards, respectively. Myers’ 323 passing yards are the third-most in his career, while his 92.3 completion percentage is the second-highest in school history for a single game, trailing his own performance against Hawai’i in 2014 as a freshman as he completed 14-of-15 passes (.933).
The Aggies return to action on Saturday, Sept. 16, when they take on Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. (MT) and can be seen on the ACC Network and streamed live on ESPN3.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
GOLF – Senior Braxton Miller (Boise, Idaho) tied for 56th place with a 5-over 221 (72-74-75) last weekend at the Air Force-hosted Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational. USU finished the 19-team field in 16th place at 21-over 885 (292-300-293).
SOCCER – Freshman defender Kami Warner (Springville, Utah) was the only USU player to play the full 90 minutes of the match in Utah State's 5-0 loss at Minnesota, helping to direct and create the Aggies' three shots of the day.
VOLLEYBALL – Senior outside Lauren Anderson (Peoria, Ariz.) recorded a pair of double-doubles this week as Utah State went 2-2. USU opened the week with a 3-1 home loss to Utah Valley, where Anderson led the Aggies with 17 kills and added 11 digs, while also logging three blocks. USU then traveled to the Northern Arizona-hosted Lumberjack Classic, opening with a 3-1 win over Northern Arizona, where Anderson tallied a team-high 20 kills and then added eight digs, two service aces and two blocks. Anderson recorded her second double-double of the week in USU’s 3-0 win over CSU Bakersfield, tallying 13 kills and 13 digs and adding three blocks and one assist. In Utah State’s 3-0 loss to Arizona State, Anderson recorded 11 kills and added six digs and one block. For the week, Anderson totaled 61 kills, hitting .291 (61-20-141), 38 digs, 9.0 blocks, two aces and one assist.
2017-18 Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week Winners:
Aug. 31 - Lauren Anderson, Volleyball
Sept. 4 - Alyssa Snyder, Women's Cross Country
Sept. 11 - Kent Myers, Football
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