Oct. 8, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State soccer junior midfielder Jennifer Flynn was named American First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, Oct. 7 in an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
This was the first time this season that a soccer player earned USU Athlete of the Week honors.
Flynn (Draper, Utah) helped Utah State win a pair of Western Athletic Conference home matches this weekend with wins against UTSA (3-0) and Texas State (4-0). Against the Roadrunners, Flynn scored her fourth goal of the season and then added her fifth goal of the year against the Bobcats.
Flynn was also named College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Week for her efforts in leading the Aggies to two home wins. Utah State is now 7-2-6 overall and 2-0-2 in WAC action.
The Aggies hit the road this week for a pair of WAC matches. Utah State travels to second-place Seattle on Friday, Oct. 12 and Idaho on Sunday, Oct. 14.
Fans can follow USU soccer at http://twitter.com/USUsoccer and Utah State athletics at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.
Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
FOOTBALL - Redshirt freshman linebacker Kyler Fackrell (Mesa, Ariz.) had 10 tackles (4-solo, 6-assist) to go along with his first career interception that he returned eight yards in Utah State's 6-3 loss at BYU. For the Aggie defense, those six points allowed on the road are its fewest since winning at UNLV, 42-0, on Nov. 11, 1995, a span of 193 games.
VOLLEYBALL - Sophomore middle blocker Kaitlyn VanHoff (Draper, Utah) helped Utah State to a pair of Western Athletic Conference home wins last weekend against New Mexico State (3-0) and Denver (3-2). Against NMSU, VanHoff set a career-high with a .333 attack percentage (8-2-18) as she had eight kills and seven total blocks. She then tied a career-high for the third time this season with 10 block assists against DU to go along with eight more kills. For the week, VanHoff hit .300 (16-4-40) and averaged 2.12 blocks and 2.00 kills per set.
2012-13 Utah State 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
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