Steven Ashworth Named America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State sophomore guard Steven Ashworth was named America’s First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week, for the week ending Sunday, January 30. 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.

Ashworth (Alpine, Utah) led Utah State to a pair of wins at Mountain West last week with a 75-57 home win over San Diego State and a 78-49 road win in Nevada. Against the Aztecs, Ashworth scored a team-high 17 points and added five assists, two rebounds and a steal, while shooting 50.0 percent (5 of 10) from behind the 3-point line. Ashworth locked in his SDSU point guard counterpart Trey Pulliam, holding Pulliam 0-for-4 shooting from the floor and zero points. At Nevada, Ashworth finished with 11 points and added career highs of seven assists and six rebounds. He locked in his counterpart, once again, as all-Nevada conference point guard Grant Sherfield shot 1 for 12 from the floor and went 0 for 3 from behind the arc. For the week, Ashworth averaged 14.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 0.5 steals per game, while shooting 47.3 percent (9 of 19) from the floor, 43, 8% (7 of 16) behind the 3-point line and 100.0% (3 of 3) at the free throw 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, Texas) played a pair of 20-point games last week as Utah State posted a 1-1 record at Mountain West with a 63 win -61 to San Jose State and a 71-57 loss to Fresno State. Against the Spartans, Quezada recorded 20 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block, while shooting 50.0 percent (10 of 20) from the field. Against the Bulldogs, she had her sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 boards after shooting 60.0 percent (9 of 15) from the floor. She also had a successful robbery against FS. For the week, Quezada averaged 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks per game, while shooting 54.3% (19 of 35) on the field and 37.5% (3 out of 8) free. throwing line.

GYMNASTIC – Freshman Brie Clark (Daphne, Alabama) finished first on floor for the fourth straight meeting with a 9.925, which is tied for 18th all-time in school history, and at tied for third on beam with a personal best 9.900 as No. 20 Utah State recorded a season-high 196.450 at No. 18 BYU last weekend. The Cougars won the double meet with a 196.775. The Aggies’ 196.450 is the second best road score in series history against BYU. It is also the third time that they have eclipsed plateau 196 in Provo. Additionally, it is the 10th-highest score in school history, including the sixth-highest score on the road.

MEN’S TENNIS – Senior graduate Felipe Acosta (Chascomus, Argentina) went 2-2 in doubles and singles last week as Utah State went 1-1 with a 7-0 loss at Washington , followed by a 6-1 win on neutral ground over Idaho in Seattle. Against the Vandals, Acosta teamed with elder Maksymilian Raupuk for the deciding doubles win with a 6-4 victory. Acosta then picked up a straight-sets win in third place in singles (6-2, 6-4).

Indoor athletics for men – Junior Dominic Bentil (Draper, Utah) won the 400 meters with a personal best 48.59 last weekend at the Idaho State Invitational. Bentil also ran the second leg of the 4×400 meters relay, teaming up with seniors Mikhail Kidd, Spencer Eldridge and Skyler Andam, to win the event with a time of 3:17.65.

Indoor athletics for women – Senior Hailey Suit (Kent, Wash.) finished first in both the preliminary round and the 60-yard final at the Idaho State Invitational last weekend. Suit clocked a time of 7.75 to advance to the final before winning the event with a time of 7.67.

Winners of the 2021-22 America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week
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

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