USU track and field: thrower Lindsey Spencer named Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for fifth time this year

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, May 29 2012 4:57 p.m. MDT

Utah State track and field thrower Lindsey Spencer has been named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, May 27, an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.

It is the fifth time in her career that Spencer has received USU student-athlete of the week honors.

Spencer, a senior from Ogden (Fremont HS/Weber State) ended her historic Utah State career after competing in two events at the first round of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Track & Field Stadium in Austin, Texas this past weekend.

Spencer narrowly missed qualifying for the finals of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships after placing 13th in the hammer with a toss of 61.60m (202-01). With the finish, Spencer was the highest placer for the Utah State women. She also competed in the discus but fouled on all three attempts.

During her senior season, Spencer set school records in the hammer (61.99m [203-04]) and discus (54.48m [178-09]) and won the WAC Outdoor title in the hammer helping Utah State sweep the 2012 WAC Track & Field Championships as they won their first WAC Indoor title in February and first WAC Outdoor title on May 11.

Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:

MEN’S TRACK – Senior Daniel Howell (Manti, Utah) ended his Utah State career competing in two events at the first round of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Track & Field Stadium in Austin, Texas this past weekend. Howell was the highest finisher for the USU men placing 21st in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:03.38) and 45th in the 5,000m (15:12.85).

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

Dec. 5 – Adam Kennedy, Football

Dec. 12 – Preston Medlin, Men’s Basketball

Dec. 19 – Michael Smith, Football

Dec. 26 – Preston Medlin, Men’s Basketball

Jan. 9 – Brooke Jackson, Women’s Basketball

Jan. 16 – Ashlee Brown, Women’s Basketball

Jan. 23 – Silas Pimentel, Men’s Track & Field

Jan. 30 – Sarah Landes, Gymnastics

Feb. 6 – Ashlee Brown, Women’s Basketball

Feb. 13 – Sarah Landes, Gymnastics

Feb. 20 – Sarah Landes, Gymnastics

Feb. 27 – Katelyn Heiner, Women’s Track & Field

Mar. 5 – Preston Medlin, Men’s Basketball

Mar. 12 – Paige Jones, Gymnastics

Mar. 19 – Lindsey Spencer, Women’s Track & Field

Mar. 26 – Preston Medlin, Men’s Basketball

April 2 – McKenzie Davis, Women’s Tennis

April 9 – Daniel Howell, Men’s Track & Field

April 16 – Lindsey Spencer, Women’s Track & Field

April 23 – Lindsey Spencer, Women’s Track & Field

April 30 – Sonia Grabowska, Women’s Track & Field

May 7 – Tanner Higham, Men’s Golf

May 14 – Lindsey Spencer, Women’s Track & Field

May 29 – Lindsey Spencer, Women’s Track & Field

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

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