White, Bohn Earn Big West Football Honors

Oct. 30, 2000

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State running back Emmett White shared Big West Conference offensive player honors and place kicker Brad Bohn was named the league's special teams player of the week it was announced today.

Bohn earned league honors for the second time this year (Arizona State game) and the seventh time in his stellar career, second only to former Aggie Demario Brown, who was named offensive player of the week by the Big West a conference record eight times.

Bohn made all three of his field goal attempts against Arkansas State with all three coming from outside 40 yards. He hit two 41-yarders and a 44-yard attempt and added three extra points to finish the game with 12 points.

Bohn ranks 11th in the nation in field goals made per game and against Arkansas State moved into sixth place in scoring in Big West Conference history with 264 points and second in field goals made with 56. Bohn also ranks eighth on the league's all-time extra point list with 96. The senior holds 13 Utah State records.

White rushed for a career high 202 yards and three touchdowns in Utah State's 44-31 win against Arkansas State on Saturday. The junior also recorded 289 all-purpose yards as he had five receptions for 41 yards and added 46 yards in returns as well.

White is the NCAA leader in all-purpose yardage with a 214.5 average, 25.5 yards better than second-place LaDainian Tomlinson of Texas Christian. It is the second time in his career that White was honored by the league as he was named the special teams player of the week on Oct. 1, 1999 for his efforts against Brigham Young.

In addition to leading the country in all-purpose yards per game, White ranks 17th in the country in rushing, 24th in kickoff returns and 41st in scoring.

White shared the honor with Boise State quarterback Bart Hendricks, who threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 61 yards and another score to lead the Broncos to a 34-31 win at New Mexico State.

North Texas linebacker Brad Kassell earned defensive player honors after recording 14 tackles, one sack, forcing a fumble and intercepting a pass in UNT's shutout win against Louisiana-Lafayette. Utah State nominated Blake Eagal, who was credited with 10 tackles, one pass broken up and one interception.

In addition to league honors, White was named the Big West Player of the Week by USAToday.com and earned Utah State's Athlete of the Week award. Other nominations for the school award included:

VOLLEYBALL: CHELSI NEVES/ JUNIOR... led No. 19 Utah State to a 2-1 record this past week, including the Aggies' first-ever win at Cal Poly (in four games). Against the Mustangs on Saturday, Neves notched her second triple-double of the year with a career-high 24 digs, 66 assists and 10 kills. In that match, she hit .500. For the week, Neves hit .361 with 34 digs and eight blocks. She averaged 1.90 kills, 14.20 assists, 3.40 digs, and 0.80 blocks per game. In Big West matches, Neves is hitting .405 on the year and is second on the team with a .351 hitting percentage, overall.

SOCCER: JESSICA EBNER/ SOPHOMORE... despite not starting in either of the Aggies' final home matches last weekend against Pacific and Long Beach State, Ebner was a big reason USU split the two games. Against the Tigers on Friday, the 5-foot-2 Ebner scored the game-winning goal (her only shot) in double overtime as the Ags beat UOP for the first time, 2-1. In a double overtime loss on Sunday against the 49ers, Ebner recorded two shots.

MEN'S TENNIS: ANDY MADERSBACHER/ SENIOR... was the only USU player to advance in the Region Rolex 7 Tournament last week. Madersbacher won three straight matches before being ousted by second-seeded Marc Legris from New Mexico State.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: STEVE PRESCOTT/ SOPHOMORE... led Utah State to a second place tie with UC Santa Barbara at the Big West Championships this past Saturday. Prescott clocked in at 25:33.4 to place third, individually.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: REBEKAH THORNLEY/ SENIOR... with her fifth place finish (18:54.0), led the Aggies to a fourth place finish at the Big West Championships in Santa Barbara, Calif.



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