Feb. 24, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State senior guard Jennifer Schlott was named Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 17-23. She also earned America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the honors.
This was the fourth 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. She earned her third honor after averaging 34.0 ppg on Feb. 3. This was Schlott's fifth 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 a native of Mesa, Ariz., helped Utah State to a 1-1 Mountain West record last week with a 79-69 home win against San Diego State, followed by a 72-70 road loss at Fresno State. Against the Aztecs, Schlott scored a game-high 33 points going 9-of-19 from the field, 4-of-7 from three-point range and 11-for-15 from the free throw line. The senior also added seven assists, three rebounds and two steals in the game. Against the Bulldogs, she scored 35 points going 14-of-24 from the field, 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and the 5-for-7 from the free throw line. She also added three assists, three rebounds and one steal in the game. For the week, Schlott averaged 34.0 points, 5.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 53.5 percent from the field (23-43), including 46.2 percent from three-point range (6-13) and 72.7 at the free throw line (16-22). She also broke both the Utah State and Mountain West single-season scoring records as she has scored 664 points so far this season.
The senior is currently first in the MW in scoring, averaging 25.5 points per game. Schlott is also first in assists (6.0 apg) and tied for third in steals (2.0 spg).
Utah State concludes the home portion of the regular-season schedule with a pair of home games, taking on New Mexico on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 7 p.m. and San José State on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. On Saturday, the Aggies will honor Schlott and fellow senior guard Cristal Turner on Senior Day.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week Included:
MEN'S BASKETBALL - Senior center Jarred Shaw (Dallas, Texas) averaged 14.0 points and 7.0 rebounds last week as Utah State went 0-2 in Mountain West play with a 60-45 loss at No. 6 San Diego State, followed by a 79-76 home loss to Fresno State. Against the Aztecs, Shaw logged 10 points and seven rebounds, shooting 5-of-11 from the field, adding one steal. Against the Bulldogs, Shaw logged a team-high 18 points to go with seven rebounds, making 9-of-14 from the field, while adding a game-high three blocks and two assists. For the week, Shaw averaged 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 assists per game, while making 56.0 percent (14-25) of his field goals.
MEN'S GOLF - Senior Tanner Higham (Shelley, Idaho) finished tied for ninth-place with a 7-over 223 (76-74-73) at the Cal State Fullerton hosted Folino Invitational for his fourth top 10 finish this season and the 10th top 10 finish of his career. USU finished in sixth-place finish in the nine-team field with a 60-over 924 (308-310-306).
GYMNASTICS - Freshman Bailey McIntire (Kearney, Mo.) claimed her fifth event win of the season in Utah State's 195.875-194.650 home loss to No. 18 Denver last weekend. McIntire won the floor exercise with a career-best 9.900, while also setting a new career-high on bars with a 9.825 to finish sixth. She opened the meet on vault, landing a 9.700 to finish eighth.
MEN'S TENNIS - Junior Matt Sweet (Salt Lake City, Utah) went a combined 4-0 in singles and doubles play last weekend in helping Utah State to a pair of home wins with a 4-2 victory against Weber State and a 6-1 win against Colorado Mesa. Against the Wildcats, Sweet posted a three sets win at No. 4 singles (4-6, 6-4, 7-5) and teamed with freshman Sebastian Schneider for an 8-5 win at the second doubles position. Against the Mavericks, Sweet posted a straight-sets win at No. 2 singles (7-5, 6-1) and teamed with Schneider for an 8-4 win at the second doubles position.
WOMEN'S TENNIS - Junior McKenzie Davis (Salt Lake City, Utah) extended her singles winning streak to nine-straight and won all three of her matches last weekend in helping Utah State to a 1-1 road record with a 6-1 win at Seattle, followed by a 4-2 loss against Gonzaga. Against the Redhawks, she posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-1, 6-1) and teamed with sophomore Ashley Stuhlmann for an 8-3 win at the third doubles position. Against the Bulldogs, she notched a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-2, 7-5), while her doubles match with sophomore Kallie Sperry at the first position was left unfinished.
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, Women's Track & Field Jan. 27 - Chari Hawkins, Women's 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
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