March 25, 2013
LOGAN, utah -
Utah State women's tennis player McKenzie Davis was named America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Mar. 24, in an award voted on by a state-wide media panel.
This is the second career USU Student-Athlete of the Week honor for Davis, who also was awarded the honor during her freshman season, while also marking the first time this season a member of the Aggie women's tennis team has earned the accolade.
Davis, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, won all three of her matches last week in helping Utah State to a 1-1 road record with a 5-2 win at Weber State and a 5-2 loss at UT Arlington. Against the Wildcats, Davis posted a straight set win at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-2) and teamed with senior partner Jaci West for an 8-5 win at the No. 1 doubles position. Against the Mavericks, Davis again won in straight sets at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-0), while her doubles match was left unfinished.
The women's tennis team is currently posting a record of 5-6 overall for the spring season and 0-1 in the Western Athletic Conference. Utah State will stay on the road this weekend as it travels to Ruston, La., to take on WAC rivals Louisiana Tech on Friday, Mar. 29, at 8:30 a.m. (MT) and UTSA on Saturday, Mar. 30 at 2 p.m. (MT).
Fans can also follow USU Athletics, both USU tennis teams, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/USUAthletics.
OTHER UTAH STATE NOMINEES
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL - Junior guard Jennifer Schlott (Mesa, Ariz.) scored a team-high 25 points in Utah State’s 77-69 home loss to South Dakota in the first round of the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) last week. Schlott, who was 10-of-16 (.625) from the field, 3-of-7 (.429) from three-point range and 2-of-3 (.667) at the free throw line, added a team-high eight assists, to go along two rebounds and one steal against the Coyotes.
GYMNASTICS - Sophomore Sarah Landes (Edmond, Okla.) finished fourth in the all-around in helping Utah State to a fourth-place team finish at the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Championships with a season-high score of 195.100. Landes, who had a 39.175 in the all-around to earn second-team all-WAC honors, notched a 9.800 on vault to tie for 17th, a 9.850 on bars to tie for seventh, a 9.775 on beam to tie for 12th and a 9.750 on floor to tie for 21st.
SOFTBALL – Senior pitcher Mandy Harmon (Las Vegas, Nev.) posted a 2.10 earned run average and struck out 10 batters in 10.0 innings last weekend as Utah State lost three games to San Jose State by scores of 2-1, 8-0 (6), 4-1. In the first game of the series, Harmon worked five innings and only allowed three hits and one earned run, while striking out seven batters. In the series finale, Harmon again pitched five innings and allowed three hits and two earned runs to go along with three strikeouts.
MEN’S TENNIS – Junior Fredrik Peterson (Bastad, Sweden) won both of his matches last week in helping Utah State to a 6-1 home win against Lamar. In singles play, Peterson posted a three sets win at the No. 2 spot (1-6, 6-3, 7-6) and also teamed with sophomore Sean Levesque for an 8-4 win at the second doubles position.
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
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