Dec. 23, 2013
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 her record-breaking performance last week.
This was the second 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. This was Schlott's third 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.) helped Utah State to a 1-1 road record last week with an 81-70 win at UC Santa Barbara, followed by an 84-74 loss at BYU. Against the Gauchos, Schlott scored a Utah State-record 44 points, going 12-of-19 from the field, 2-for-7 from three-point range and a perfect 18-for-18 from the free throw line. The 44 points scored by Schlott is the second-most in Mountain West history behind the 45 points scored by Utah's Kalee Whipple against TCU in 2010 and tied for the fourth-most in the nation this season. Furthermore, Schlott's 18 made free throws are a Mountain West single-game record. The senior also added seven assists, five rebounds and three steals against UCSB.
Against the Cougars, Schlott scored 22 points as she was 7-of-21 from the field and 8-for-11 at the free throw line, while adding four rebounds, four assists and three steals. For the week, Schlott averaged 33.0 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 steals and 3.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 47.5 percent from the field (19-40), including 28.6 percent from three-point range (2-7) and 89.7 at the free throw line (26-29).
After six-straight road games, Utah State returns to the friendly confines of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday, Dec. 28 against the College of Idaho at 2 p.m. It is the Aggies only day home game and is the first half of a doubleheader with the Aggie men's team.
Live stats will be available by going to www.utahstateaggies.com. Live audio for both games is available by going to the "Listen Live" link on the front page of the Utah State web site at www.utahstateaggies.com.
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- -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/forward Spencer Butterfield (Loomis, Calif.) was named the Tournament MVP of the Utah State hosted Basketball Travelers Inc., Classic, sponsored by Gossner Foods as he led Utah State to a 3-0 record with wins against Western Illinois (68-52), UC Santa Barbara (77-71 OT) and Troy (71-50). Against the Leathernecks, Butterfield scored 14 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal. Against the Gauchos, Butterfield netted a career-high 31 points to go along with a season-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and the eighth of his career. He also had three assists and one steal against UCSB. And against the Trojans, Butterfield scored seven points to go along with four rebounds and three assists. For the week, Butterfield averaged 17.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals per game, while shooting 55.2 percent from the field (16-29), 58.3 percent from three-point range (7-12) and 92.9 percent at the free throw line (13-14).
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
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