Jessica Parenti Named Utah State Athlete Of The Week

March 27, 2006

LOGAN, Utah - Senior gymnast Jessica Parenti was named the Utah State Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. The award is voted on by local media.

Jessica Parenti won the bars and finished second on the vault and in the all-around to lead Utah State at the Western Athletic Conference Gymnastics Championships. Parenti, a senior from Glendora, Calif., entered the meet with the two best all-around scores in the WAC this season.

Parenti scored a 38.875 and finished second to Southern Utah's Leah Sakhitab, who scored a 39.050 and claimed the bars title with a season-best score of 9.875, edging out Boise State's Taylor Jacob, who posted a 9.850.

Parenti's other scores included a 9.725 (tied for 10th) on the floor, a 9.850 on vault (second), and a 9.425 on the beam (tied for 25th). Parenti also earned all-conference honors in the all-around, vault, and bars.

Nominees From Other Sports Included:

Golf - Brendon Ehlers... Led USU by tying for 47th at the Cuesta Title/Cal Poly Intercollegiate last weekend. The sophomore shot rounds of 79-75-75 for a 229 total. The Aggies finished 14th in the 15-team event.

Softball - Senior, Sara Fleming went 2-3 for the Aggies with a home run and an RBI in USU's 6-5 loss to Harvard. Fleming along with her teammate Hernandez nearly doubled the Aggies season home run total in a single inning.

Men's Tennis - Bryan Marchant... Posted a 2-1 record in singles play and a 2-1 mark in doubles action in USU's three matches over the weekend. He defeated an opponent from Montana State at number three singles and then won against Loyola-Marymount at number four before losing vs. Montana at number four. He owns 10-6 singles record this year, recording the most victories by an Aggie tennis player.

Previous Winners Include:

A 29 Zuzana Cernianska, Volleyball S 5 Tiffany Strickland, Cross Country S 12 Kelsi Peterson, Volleyball S 19 Zuzana Cernianska, Volleyball S 26 Tony Pennyman, Football O 3 Beth Hodge, Volleyball O 10 Kevin Robinson, Football O 17 Charity Weston, Soccer O 24 Kelli Allred, Soccer O 31 Trever Ball, Cross Country N 7 Erin Graybill, Volleyball N 14 Tiffany Strickland, Cross Country N 21 Dominique Arsenault, Volleyball N 28 John Chick, Football D 5 Ali Marchant, W Basketball D 12 Jessica Freeman, W. Basketball J 2 Nate Harris, Basketball J 9 Nate Harris, Basketball J 16 Jessica Parenti, Gymnastics J 23 Kathryn Duhadway, Track and Field J 30 Nate Harris, Basketball F 6 Jaycee Carroll, Basketball F 13 Jessica Freeman, W. Basketball F 20 Nate Harris, Basketball F 27 Lacey Hulbert, Track and Field M 6 Nate Harris, Basketball M 20 Nate Harris, Basketball M 27 Jessica Parenti, Gymnastics



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