Feb. 3, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - - Senior guard Jennifer Schlott was named Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week along with America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for guiding the Aggies to a pair of wins last week, averaging 34.0 points per game.
This was the third time that the MW has honored Schlott. She earned her first honor after scoring a then career-high 37 points in a win against Utah on Nov. 19. The guard earned her second honor after her record-setting performance against UC Santa Barbara. Schlott scored a Utah State record 44 points on Dec. 19. This was Schlott's fourth career player of the week honor as she also earned Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week in January of 2013.
She also earned the College Sports Madness Mountain West Player of the Week.
Schlott (Mesa, Ariz.) led Utah State to a 2-0 Mountain West record last week as she averaged 34.0 points in helping the Aggies snap a five-game losing streak with a 75-69 road win at New Mexico and an 80-75 home win against Wyoming. Against the Lobos, Schlott scored a team-high 30 points going 10-of-24 from the field, 0-for-4 from three-point range and 10-for-10 from the free throw line, to go along with four assists and three rebounds. Against the Cowgirls, she scored 38 points going 14-of-16 from the field, 2-of-4 beyond the arc and 14-for-16 from the free throw line. She also had seven assists, six rebounds and four steals in the game. For the week, Schlott averaged 34.0 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 47.7 percent from the field (21-of-44), including 25.0 percent from three-point range (2-of-8) and 92.3 at the free throw line (24-of-26). Her 38 points against UW were the most points scored in a league contest this season.
The senior is currently first in the MW in scoring, averaging 24.9 points per game. Schlott is also first in assists (6.3 apg) and third in steals (2.0 spg).
Utah State hits the road for a pair of Mountain West games this week. USU starts the week against Nevada on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. (MT). The Aggies will then travel to Boise State on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. (MT).
All USU Mountain West games are streamed on the Aggie Digital Network in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Network. Fans can watch the streaming by going http://www.utahstateaggies.com/videos/.
Fans can follow USU women's basketball at www.twitter.com/UtahStateWBB, as well as on facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUWBB. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUAthletics. Utah State women's basketball is now also on instagram at www.instagram.com/USUWbasketball.
Aggie women's basketball tickets will be available by contacting the USU Athletics Ticket Office at (435) 797-0305 or at 1-888-U-STATE-1 (1-888-878-2831) for more information or visit the Utah State athletics web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week Included: MEN'S BASKETBALL - Senior guard Preston Medlin (Carrollton, Texas) averaged 12.0 points, 5.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game last week as Utah State went 0-2 in Mountain West play with a 78-65 home loss to New Mexico and a 74-57 road loss at Wyoming. Against the Lobos, Medlin tallied 13 points to go with five rebounds and dished out a career-high nine assists. Against the Cowboys, Medlin scored 11 points and added two assists. For the week, Medlin shot 50.0 percent from the field (10-20) and 44.4 percent from behind the three-point arc (4-9).
GYMNASTICS - Junior Sarah Landes (Smithville, Mo.) notched a season-high 39.100 to win the all-around competition in leading Utah State to a season-high score of 195.225, its highest team score since 2007, in a tri-meet win at Air Force and against Seattle Pacific last weekend. Overall, Landes recorded a season-high 9.825 on bars to tie for second, a season-high 9.750 on beam to place third, a season-high 9.725 on floor to tie for third, and a 9.800 on vault to tie for fourth.
MEN'S TENNIS - Freshman Dennis Baumgartner (Rheinfelden, Germany) won all four of his matches last weekend in helping Utah State post a 1-1 home record with a 5-2 win against Montana and a 4-3 loss to Montana State. Against the Grizzlies, Baumgartner posted a three sets win at No. 1 singles (3-6, 6-5, 6-5) and teamed with junior Marcus Fritz for a 6-3 win at the first doubles position. Against the Bobcats, Baumgartner posted another three-set win at No. 1 singles (6-5, 3-6, 6-4) and teamed with Fritz for a 6-2 win at the first doubles position.
WOMEN'S TENNIS - Junior McKenzie Davis (Salt Lake City, Utah) won all six of her matches last weekend in helping Utah State start a season 3-0 for the first time in school history with a 5-2 win at Chicago State, a 6-1 win against South Dakota, and a 7-0 win against Valparaiso. Against the Cougars, Davis posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-4, 6-0) and teamed with sophomore Kallie Sperry for a 6-1 win at the first doubles position. Against the Coyotes, Davis notched a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-0) and teamed with Sperry for a 6-2 win at the first doubles position. And against the Crusaders, Davis notched another straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-1) and teamed with Sperry for an 8-1 win at the first doubles position.
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Sophomore Briton Page (Centerville, Utah) placed third in the 800m with a time of 1:51.54 at the New Mexico Team Invitational last weekend.
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Junior Chari Hawkins (Rexburg, Idaho) set a new school record and won the high jump at the New Mexico Team Invitational last weekend as she cleared 1.83m (6-00.00), which leads the Mountain West and is tied for the ninth-best jump in the nation this year.
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
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