LOGAN, Utah — Utah State’s Sindri Gudmundsson was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, June 9, it was announced on Monday. The award is voted on by a state-wide medial panel.

It is the second time this year and sixth time in his career that Gudmundsson has been named USU’s student-athlete of the week. With their sponsorship of the award, America First Credit Union donates funds directly to support student-athlete scholarships.

The junior from Kopavogur, Iceland, earned first-team All-American honors for the third consecutive year by placing fourth in the finals of the javelin last week at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas.

Gudmundsson placed fourth with a season-best throw of 73.92 meters (242-6). It came on his first attempt of the night at Mike A. Myers Stadium. He became Utah State’s first three-time first-team All-American in one event since former U.S. Olympian James Parker in 2001 (hammer). Gudmundsson, who placed sixth in 2017 and third in 2018 at the Outdoor Finals, was ranked 12th nationally coming into the NCAA Outdoor Finals.

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

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD — Senior Cierra Simmons-Mecham (Soda Springs, Idaho) capped her stellar collegiate career by placing 20th in the semifinals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase last week at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas. She crossed the finish line at Mike A. Myers Stadium in 10 minutes, 23.90 seconds, earning honorable mention All-American honors by doing so.

2018-19 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners

Sept. 3 – Jordan Love, Football; Sept. 10 – Dominik Eberle, Football; Sept. 17 – Isaac Arturo Arevalo, Men’s Tennis; Sept. 24 – Jordan Love, Football;

Oct. 1 – Adam Hendrickson, Men’s Cross Country; Oct. 8 – Jordan Love, Football; Oct. 15 – Jordan Love, Football; Oct. 22 – Corinne Larsen, Volleyball; Oct. 29 – Jordan Love, Football;

Nov. 5 – Darwin Thompson, Football; Nov. 12 – Cierra Simmons, Women’s Cross Country; Nov. 19 – David Woodward, Football; Nov. 26 – Sam Merrill, Men’s Basketball;

Dec. 3 – Quinn Taylor, Men’s Basketball; Dec. 10 – Shannon Dufficy, Women’ Basketball; Dec. 17 – Jordan Love, Football; Dec. 22 – Shannon Dufficy, Women’s Basketball;

Jan. 7 – Shannon Dufficy, Women’s Basketball; Jan. 14 – Madison Ward-Sessions, Gymnastics; Jan. 21 – Shannon Dufficy, Women’s Basketball; Jan. 28 – Cierra Simmons-Mecham, Women’s Track & Field;

Feb. 4 – Sam Merrill, Men’s Basketball; Feb. 11 – Isaac Arturo Arevalo, Men’s Tennis; Feb. 18 – Madison Ward-Sessions, Gymnastics; Feb. 25 – Sam Merrill, Men’s Basketball;

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March 4 – Sam Merrill, Men’s Basketball; March 11 – Sam Merrill, Men’s Basketball; March 18 – Sam Merrill, Men’s Basketball; March 25 – Hannah Jones, Women’s Tennis;

April 1 – Bailee Trapp, Softball; April 8 – Madison Ward-Sessions, Gymnastics; April 15 – Brenn Flint, Women’s Track & Field; April 22 – Alyssa Snyder, Women’s Track & Field; April 29 – Talie Bonds, Women’s Track & Field;

May 6 – Ryann Holmes, Softball; May 13 – Brenn Flint, Women’s Track & Field; May 28 – Sindri Gudmundsson, Men’s Track & Field;

June 10 – Sindri Gudmundsson, Men’s Track & Field.