LOGAN, Utah – Utah State senior forward Brandon Horvath was named America’s First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week, for the week ending Sunday, February 6. The award is voted on by a statewide media panel.
With their Student-Athlete of the Week sponsorship, America First Credit Union donates funds directly to support student-athlete scholarships.
Horvath (West River, Md.) helped Utah State set a 3-0 record at Mountain West last week with home wins over Air Force (73-46), Utah State San Jose (78-62) and UNLV (90-75). Against the Falcons, Horvath flirted with a triple-double after finishing with 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while shooting 87.5 percent (7 of 8) from the floor and 75.0 percent (3 of 4) at the Free Fire Line. Against the Spartans, Horvath led the Aggies in every statistical category finishing with 19 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals, while shooting 50.0 percent (8 of 16) from the floor and 100.0% to charity band (3 out of 3). And against UNLV, Horvath finished with 17 points, nine rebounds, five assists and one block, while shooting 62.5% (5 of 8) from the floor, 50.0% (2 of 4) from deep. and 62.5% (5-of-8) from the free-throw line. For the week, Horvath averaged 17.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.7 steals per game, while shooting 62.5 percent (20 of 32) from the floor, 28.6% (2 of 7) behind the 3-point line and 73.3% (11 of 15) behind the 3-point line.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – Junior guard/forward Adryana Quezada (Frisco, TX) scored in double digits in back-to-back games last week as Utah State lost at home to San Diego State (68-67) and UNLV (72-60). Against the Aztecs, Quezada had 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal. And against the Lady Rebels, she had 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal. For the week, Quezada averaged 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game, while shooting 57.1% (16 of 28) since the field, 50.0% (1 of 2) behind the 3-point line and 50.0% (2 of 4) at the free throw line.
GYMNASTIC – Junior Rebecca Wells (Smyrna, TN) finished first on floor with 9.875 and won the all-around with a personal best 39.250 in Utah State’s home tri-game against Southern Utah and Ball State over the weekend. last. Wells helped the Aggies finish with a 196.425, which is the fifth best home score in program history. Wells also finished tied for third on vault (9.850), 14th on bars (9.600), and second on balance beam (personal best 9.925, which is tied for ninth all-time in school history). As a team, the Aggies scored a 49.475 on balance beam, which is tied for third all-time in school history.
MEN’S TENNIS – Freshman Sergi Micó Fenollar (Playa de San Juan, Spain) picked up doubles and singles victories in Utah State’s 5-2 win at Weber State last weekend. The Spaniard teamed up with senior graduate Felipe Acosta for a 7-6 third-place win to help secure the doubles point for the Aggies. Micó Fenollar went on to earn a straight-sets victory for fourth in the singles (6-1, 6-0).
WOMEN’S TENNIS – Sophomore Lisa Küng (Stein am Rhein, Switzerland) won her doubles and singles match in Utah State’s 4-3 home loss to Idaho State last weekend. Küng teamed with redshirt junior Sidnee Lavatai for a 6-3 second-place doubles win for USU’s only doubles victory. Küng went on to claim a straight-sets victory in second place in singles (6-2, 6-1).
Men’s Indoor Athletics – Senior Skyler Andam (Sandy, Utah) won two individual titles at last weekend’s Utah State Speed and Power Meet by winning the 60 meters with a personal best 6.97 and the long jump with a mark of 6.88 meters (22-7.00).
Women’s Indoor Athletics – Sophomore Abbey Bryant (Santa Clarita, Calif.) won the 60-meter hurdles at Utah State’s Aggie Speed and Power Meet last weekend, setting a new install record at the George Nelson Fieldhouse with a time of 8.63. The brand also places its fifth all-time record in school history in the event.
2021-22 America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week Winners
August 30 – Ashley Cardozo, soccer
September 6 – Deven Thompkins, Soccer
September 13 – Sammie Murdock, soccer
September 20 – Tenzi Knowles, soccer
September 27 – Bodin Zarkovic, men’s tennis
October 4 – Caleb Garnica, men’s cross country
October 11 – Kennedi Boyd, volleyball
October 18 – Scarver Soap, Football
October 25 – Sara Taylor, soccer
Nov. 1 – Katie Haviland, women’s cross country
November 8 – Deven Thompkins, Soccer
November 15 – justin beanMen’s Basketball
November 22 – justin beanMen’s Basketball
November 29 – Logan Bonner, Soccer
December 6 – Logan Bonner, Soccer
December 13 – Adryana Quezada, Women’s Basketball
December 20 – Nick Heninger, Football
December 27 – justin beanMen’s Basketball
January 3 – justin beanMen’s Basketball
January 10 – Rebecca Wells, gymnastics
January 17 – Brie Clark, gymnastics
January 24 – Adryana Quezada, Women’s Basketball
January 31 – Steven AshworthMen’s Basketball
February 7 – Brandon HorvathMen’s Basketball