Of its 57 academic all-WAC selections from its spring sports, Utah State had 23 student-athletes from women's outdoor track honored, along with 15 from men's outdoor track, six from softball, five from both men's tennis and women's tennis, and three from the men's golf team.
In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
USU hosts the Bears and travels to the Wolverines.
For the week of Aug. 27, 2012
This is the Aggies fourth match at the home of Real Salt Lake
USU Women's Soccer vs. San Diego State, 2013
USU Women's Soccer vs. Air Force, 2013, Logan, Utah
Utah State Soccer vs. San Jose State
Utah State Soccer vs. UTSA
Utah State Soccer vs. Northern Colorado
Honors: Academic All-Mountain West (2013); Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2013); Academic All-WAC (2012).
2013 (SO): Played in 14 matches... Took two shots... Played a season-high 57 minutes at Nevada (Sept. 27)... Had one shot on goal in a loss at Utah (Sept. 22)... Part of the USU squad that earned its 11th-straight NSCAA Team Academic Award... Earned academic all-MW honors and named Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete... Named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
2012 (FR): Played in 16 matches as a newcomer... Played a season-high 37 minutes against UTEP (Aug. 19) and at Creighton (Aug. 24)... Scored first collegiate goal in a 3-1 win over Nebraska-Omaha on (Aug. 27)... Took seven shots, four of which were on goal... Part of the USU squad that earned its 10th-straight NSCAA Team Academic Award... Named Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete as well as academic all-WAC.
High School: Four-year varsity player at Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City for head coach Anthony Hardy... Scored 75 career goals, averaging 1.06 goals per game... Named to all-state first-team for sophomore, junior and senior seasons by the Salt Lake Tribune... Named team MVP senior season... Earned National Honor Society honors and was the recipient of the Mt. Holyoak Alumni Club Book Award... Played for Sparta 94 for head coach Patrick Rennie along with fellow Aggies Natalie Stoven and Sara Lorscheider... Named a Regent's Scholar in high school.
Personal: Name is pronounced Gaz-tim-bide... Daughter of Marc and Josette Gaztambide... Youngest of two children... Major is biological engineering.