Snelgro Named WAC and America First Credit Union Utah State Athlete of the Week

Feb. 23, 2009

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State guard Danyelle Snelgro has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week as well as American First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for Feb. 16-22. This is the second WAC Player of the Week honor for Snelgro.

The senior from Altadena, Calif., led the Aggies to a come-from-behind win over third-place Boise State and a double overtime victory over second-place Idaho. In the road win over Boise State, Snelgro led the Aggies from an 18-point deficit to a four-point win, scoring 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting and adding six assists. In the win over the Vandals, she was one point shy of her career high, finishing with 28 points on 11-of-20 from the field. She also added four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

For the week, Snelgro averaged 22.5 points on 55 percent shooting to go with 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. The guard had only four turnovers in 80 minutes of play for a 2.25 assist-turnover ratio. Snelgro and the Aggies have matched their most WAC ever wins as USU stands 7-5 in league play.

This is the second time she has earned the America First Credit Union Utah State Athlete of the Week honor. Snelgro is the third women's basketball player to be honored this season. Senior guard Ana Pares has been honored twice, while junior forward Lydia Whitehead earned the award once.

Snelgro is the fourth overall WAC Player of the Week along with Jenny Gross, Taylor Richards and Brittany (Tresslar) Phillips.

Other USU Athlete of the Week Nominees Include:

MEN'S BASKETBALL - Junior guard Jared Quayle (Perry, Utah) helped Utah State post a 1-1 record last week with a 78-57 home win against Cal State Bakersfield and a 75-64 loss at Saint Mary's. Against the Roadrunners, Quayle had eight points, four assists and three rebounds. Against the Gaels, he had a game-high 22 points, on 8-of-14 shooting, to go along with five rebounds, four assists and two steals. For the week, Quayle averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steals, while shooting 57.9 percent from the field (11-19), 50.0 percent from three-point range (4-8), and 80.0 percent from the free throw line (4-5).



GYMNASTICS - Sophomore Nicole Simoneau (Manchester, N.H.) placed second on bars as Utah State finished in fourth-place at the BYU quad meet with a team score of 191.375. Simoneau, who was the Aggies top finisher, posted a 9.850 on bars to notch USU's highest score of the meet. She was also 17th on beam with a 9.250.

MEN'S TENNIS - Sophomore Bryan Marchant (Salt Lake City, Utah) tabbed Utah State's only point in its 6-1 loss to No. 73 UNLV last weekend, as he posted a straight sets win at No. 3 singles. Marchant also partnered with teammate Jakob Asplund and the pair lost, 9-7, at number one doubles.

WOMEN'S TENNIS - Sophomore Hailey Swenson (North Salt Lake City, Utah) posted Utah State's only point in its 6-1 loss to Illinois State last weekend as she recorded a three-sets win (5-7, 6-1, 10-7) at No. 1 singles. Swenson also had a pair of straight set losses against UC Riverside and UNLV as the Aggies lost those matches, 6-1 and 7-0, respectively.

2008-09 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners Sept. 1 - Jessie Chugg, Cross Country Sept. 8 - Shantel Flanary, Soccer Sept. 15 - Melissa Osterloh, Volleyball Sept. 22 - Diondre Borel, Football Sept. 29 - Christine Morrill, Volleyball Oct. 6 - Ben Kessen, Cross Country Oct. 13 - Lauren Hansen, Soccer Oct. 20 - Sydne Porter, Soccer Oct. 27 - Candice Clark, Soccer Nov. 3 - Diondre Borel, Football & Jason Holt, Cross Country Nov. 10 - Lauren Hansen, Soccer Nov. 17 - Gary Wilkinson, Men's Basketball Nov. 24 - Ana Pares, Women's Basketball Dec. 1 - Ben Calderwood, Football Dec. 8 - Lydia Whitehead, Women's Basketball Dec. 15 - Gary Wilkinson, Men's Basketball Dec. 22 - Jared Quayle, Men's Basketball Dec. 29 - Tai Wesley, Men's Basketball Jan. 5 - Jared Quayle, Men's Basketball Jan. 12 - Gary Wilkinson, Men's Basketball Jan. 19 - Sonia Grabowska, Women's Track and Field Jan. 26 - Ana Pares, Women's Basketball Feb. 2 - John Strang, Men's Track and Field Feb. 9 - Danyelle Snelgro, Women's Basketball Feb. 16 - Alex Thatcher, Men's Tennis Feb. 23 - Danyelle Snelgro, Women's Basketball

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