Aggie football's Wagner garners WAC Defensive Player of Week accolade

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, Nov. 28 2011 5:25 p.m. MST

Men's basketball — Senior forward Morgan Grim (Riverton, Utah) helped Utah State to a 1-1 road record last week as it lost at Texas A&M at Corpus Christi (58-55 OT) and won at Idaho State (75-62). Against the Islanders, Grim recorded his first-ever double-double as he recorded a career-high 20 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in a career-best 42 minutes. Grim also tied his career-high with two assists in the game. Against the Bengals, Grim scored in double-figures for the third time this season as he finished with 11 points and six rebounds. He also tied his career-highs with two assists and two blocks in the game. For the week, Grim averaged 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.5 steals per game, while shooting 40.0 percent from the field (10-25) and 73.3 percent at the free-throw line (11-15).

Women's basketball — Senior guard Brooke Jackson (Mesa, Ariz.) helped Utah State win a pair of home games last week against Boise State (97-86) and UC Riverside (71-68). Against the Broncos, Jackson scored a career high 27 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go along with five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Against the Highlanders, she scored 11 points to go along with six assists, five rebounds and two steals. For the week, Jackson averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals, while shooting 70.6 percent from the field (12-17), 44.4 percent from three-point range (4-9) and 71.4 percent from the free-throw line (10-14).

2011-12 UTAH STATE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK WINNERS

Aug. 29 — Shantel Flanary, soccer

Sept. 5 — Chuckie Keeton, football

Sept. 12 — Robert Turbin, football

Sept. 19 — Brian McKenna, cross country

Sept. 26 — Marcus Fritz, men’s tennis

Oct. 3 — Robert Turbin, football

Oct. 10 — Chuckie Keeton, football

Oct. 17 — Liz McArthur, volleyball

Oct. 24 — Jennifer Flynn, soccer

Oct. 31 — Brian McKenna, cross country

Nov. 7 — Molli Merrill, soccer

Nov. 14 — Brockeith Pane, men’s basketball

Nov. 21 — Robert Turbin, football

Nov. 28 — Bobby Wagner, football

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University.

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