Nov. 26, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State senior guard Devyn Christensen was named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending, Nov. 25. This is her first WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and the second of her career after earning the honor on Feb. 7, 2011.
She also earned her first American First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season for her efforts.
The Caldwell, Idaho native averaged 28.0 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game as the Aggies won the Great Alaska Shootout with wins over Prairie View A&M (67-66) and Alaska Anchorage (67-57). In the win over Prairie View A&M, Christensen scored 24 points to give the Aggies their first win of the season. She hit a three-pointer, one of six on the game, with eight seconds left on the clock to give USU the 67-66 win. She also added a career-high eight assists. In USU's win against UAA, Christensen had a career-high 32 points, once again hitting six treys. For her efforts, she was named MVP of the Great Alaska Shootout. For the week, she shot 42.5 percent from the field (17-of-40) and 42.9 percent from downtown (12-of-28). She also added 12 assists and eight steals in the two games. The tournament title was the first ever for Utah State.
In the game against PVAMU, Christensen became the seventh Aggie to break the 1,000-point plateau. She now has 1,033 points in her Utah State career, which places her sixth on the all-time scoring list. Utah State's all-time leader in scoring is Jerrie McGaham (19977-80) who scored 1,353 points as an Aggie.
Utah State (2-3) will remain on the road but will play in the Beehive State, taking on in-state rival Utah on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in Salt Lake City.
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OTHER UTAH STATE NOMINEES
FOOTBALL - Senior defensive back Will Davis (Spokane, Wash.) had five tackles (4-solo), one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry in helping Utah State to a 38-7 home win against Texas State last weekend. Davis also recorded his third interception in as many weeks in the Bobcats end zone on their first drive of the game. Overall, Davis helped hold the Bobcats to a season-low 158 yards of total offense (82-rushing, 76-passing), which are the fewest allowed by USU since the 2008 season. Furthermore, TSU's 76 passing yards are the fewest allowed by an Aggie defense since 2000.
VOLLEYBALL - Senior outside hitter Josselyn White (Smithfield, Utah) helped Utah State win a share of its first-ever regular season WAC title with road wins at Denver (3-2) and New Mexico State (3-1) last weekend. Against DU, White had 11 kills to go along with nine digs and two blocks. Versus NMSU, she had 13 kills and five blocks and hit .297 (13-2-37) in the match. For the weekend, White hit .198 (24-8-81) and averaged 2.67 kills, 1.44 digs and 0.80 blocks per set.
2012-13 Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week Winners Aug. 27 - Josselyn White, Volleyball Sept. 3 - Chuckie Keeton, Football Sept. 10 - Chuckie Keeton, Football Sept. 17 - Tanner Higham, Golf Sept. 24 - Kerwynn Williams, Football Oct. 1 - Josselyn White, Volleyball Oct. 8 - Jennifer Flynn, Soccer Oct. 15 - Kyler Fackrell, Football Oct. 22 - Chuckie Keeton, Football Oct. 29 - Jade Tarver, Soccer Nov. 5 - Natalie Norris, Soccer Nov. 12 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball Nov. 19 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball
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