April 14, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's golfer Seokwon Jeon has been named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, April 13, in an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
Jeon, a sophomore from Salt Lake City, Utah, finished tied for fourth-place with a 4-under 206 (71-72-63) to help Utah State finish in 11th-place out of 21 teams at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic held last week in Scottsdale, Ariz. Jeon carded a collegiate-low 7-under 63 during his final round to tie his collegiate-best 54-hole score with his 4-under 206, matching the 206 he shot at the Utah Invitational last fall to win that tournament. The 7-under 63 by Jeon is the best round by an Aggie golfer since Brendon Ehlers carded an 8-under 63 at the Boise State hosted Bronco Roundup in 2005.
The golf team continues its spring season this week competing in the OGIO-UCSB Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday, April 14-15 at the Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included: SOFTBALL - Junior outfielder Hailey Froton (Temecula, Calif.) hit .500 in Utah State's 9-6 loss at Idaho State in its only game last week. Against the Bengals, Froton was 2-of-4 at the plate with a three-run home run and a run-scoring double as she finished the contest with four runs batted in and one run scored.
MEN'S TENNIS - Freshman Sebastian Schneider (Stockholm, Sweden) posted a 3-0 singles record and 1-2 doubles mark last week as Utah State went 0-3 in Mountain West play with a 5-2 home loss to Nevada, followed by a 6-1 road loss at New Mexico and a 5-2 road loss at Air Force. Against the Wolf Pack, Schneider posted a three-sets win at No. 4 singles (6-2, 0-6, 6-3) and teamed with junior Matt Sweet for an 8-7 win at the third doubles position. Against the Lobos, Schneider won in straight sets at No. 5 singles (6-4, 7-5) and teamed with Sweet for an 8-0 loss at the third doubles position. And against the Falcons, he posted a straight sets win at No. 5 singles (6-2, 6-2) and teamed with Sweet for an 8-5 loss at the third doubles position.
WOMEN'S TENNIS - Junior McKenzie Davis (Salt Lake City, Utah) posted a combined 3-1 record last week in helping Utah State to a 1-1 Mountain West road mark with a 5-2 win at Colorado State and a 5-2 loss at Wyoming. With her singles win, Davis set the USU spring season record with her 17th singles victory and helped the Aggies set a single-season school record with its 13 wins. Against the Rams, Davis posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-1, 6-0) and teamed with sophomore Kallie Sperry for an 8-2 win at the first doubles position. And against the Cowgirls, Davis lost in three sets at No. 1 singles (6-2, 3-6, 6-4) and teamed with Sperry for an 8-3 win at the first doubles position.
MEN'S TRACK - Sophomore Kevin Allen (Upton, Wyo.) took the discus title with a toss of 50.19m (164-08) and placed fourth in the hammer with a distance of 49.94m (163-10) at the Weber State Innovation Invitational last weekend. Additionally, he finished sixth in the shot put with throw of 15.14m (49-08.25) at the Utah Spring Classic.
WOMEN'S TRACK - Junior Cree Taylor (Rigby, Idaho) won the 100m hurdles at the Utah Spring Classic last weekend with a time of 14.11, while also placing third in the 100m hurdles at the Weber State Innovation Invitational recording a time of 14.66.
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, Track & Field
Jan. 27 - Chari Hawkins, 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, Track & Field
Mar. 10 - Paige Jones, Gymnastics
Mar. 17 - Chari Hawkins, Track & Field
Mar. 24 - Noelle Johnson, Softball
Mar. 31 - Rachel Orr, Track & Field
April 7 - McKenzie Davis, Women's Tennis
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