April 8, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State softball player Christine Thomsen was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, April 7, in an award voted on by a state-wide media panel.
This is the first career USU honor for Thomsen, and she is the first softball player to earn the award this season.
Thomsen, a senior infielder from Fresno, Calif., helped Utah State to a 3-1 record last week as it won at Idaho State (12-4) and then took two of three Western Athletic Conference games against UTSA by scores of 2-1 and 1-0 before losing the series finale, 5-4. Against the Bengals, Thomsen went 3-for-5 at the plate with three runs batted in and one run scored as she hit her first home run of the season in the top of the first to give USU a 2-0 lead. Thomsen then went 2-for-4 at the plate in game one against the Roadrunners and scored a run, followed by a 2-for-3 performance in game two with a double. She then finished her weekend by going 1-for-4 at the plate in the series finale with UTSA. For the week, Thomsen hit .500 (8-16) with three runs batted in and two runs scored, to go along with a double and home run.
This was Utah State's first WAC series win since sweeping Nevada, April 28-29, 2011.
The Aggies are back in action this week with a very full schedule, starting with a trip to Orem, Utah to face Utah Valley on Tuesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. Utah State will then turnaround and host BYU on Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. USU will conclude the week with a three-game series against WAC newcomer Seattle on Friday and Saturday April 12-13.
Fans can follow all of Wednesday's home action at www.utahstateaggies.com, links to live streaming video, radio and live stats will be available on the softball home page as well.
Follow Utah State athletics, including softball, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.com, as well as on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/USUAthletics.
Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete Of The Week Included: GYMNASTICS - Sophomore Sarah Landes (Edmond, Okla.) finished in seventh-place in the all-around at the NCAA Regional Championship held at Ohio State with a score of 39.125. Overall, Landes tied for sixth on bars (9.800), tied for 18th on vault (9.800), tied for 27th on floor (9.775), and tied for 28th on beam (9.700).
WOMEN'S TENNIS - Sophomore McKenzie Davis (Salt Lake City, Utah) posted a 2-1 singles record and a 2-1 doubles record last weekend as Utah State defeated Seattle (4-3) and lost to Texas State (4-3) and San Jose State (4-0). Against the Redhawks, Davis posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-1) and teamed with senior partner Jaci West for an 8-1 win at the first doubles position. Against the Bobcats, Davis posted a three sets win at No. 1 singles (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) and teamed with West for an 8-2 win at the first doubles position. And against the Spartans, Davis lost at No. 1 singles in straight sets (7-6, 6-3) and teamed with West for an 8-3 loss at the first doubles position.
MEN'S TENNIS - Senior Sven Poslusny (Lorrach, Germany) posted a 1-0 singles record and a 1-1 doubles record last week as Utah State lost a pair of matches at Weber State (4-0) and at UTSA (4-0). Against the Wildcats, Poslusny posted a three-sets win at No. 1 singles (4-6, 6-1, 4-2) and teamed with sophomore partner Matt Sweet for an 8-5 win at the first doubles position. Against the Roadrunners, Poslusny and Sweet lost at the first doubles position, 8-3, while Poslusny's match at No. 1 singles was left unfinished.
MEN'S TRACK - Sophomore Nic Bowens (Meridian, Idaho) placed second in the men's 200m (21.27), while also being a member of the winning 4x100m relay team (41.22) as well as running on the second place 4x400m relay team (3:14.91) this past weekend at Boise State's All-Idaho Cup.
WOMEN'S TRACK - Sophomore Chari Hawkins (Rexburg, Idaho) ran a personal-best time of 13.90 to win the women's 100m hurdles at Boise State's All-Idaho Cup this past weekend. With the time, Hawkins ranks eighth in school history and third in the WAC this season.
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 - Chuckie Keeton, Football Nov. 26 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball Dec. 3 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball Dec. 10 - Marcel Davis, Men's Basketball Dec. 17 - Kerwynn Williams, Football Dec. 24 - Kyisean Reed, Men's Basketball Dec. 31 - Jennifer Schlott, Women's Basketball Jan. 7 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball Jan. 14 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball Jan. 21 - Jennifer Schlott, Women's Basketball Jan. 28 - Sarah Landes, Gymnastics Feb. 4 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball Feb. 11 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball Feb. 18 - Tanner Higham, Golf Feb. 25 - Nic Bowens, Men's Track & Field March 4 - Jenna Johnson, Women's Basketball March 11 - Spencer Butterfield, Men's Basketball March 18 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball March 25 - McKenzie Davis, Women's Tennis April 1 - Briton Page, Men's Track & Field April 8 - Christine Thomsen, Softball
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