Athletes of the week
Ryan Bass- Football
Idaho’s run game was nonexistent during the team’s first three games but Bass showed life in Idaho’s weekend loss to Wyoming. The senior failed to exceed the 100-yard mark in his first three games but broke out for 121 on 19 carries Saturday. Bass’ long run went for 34 yards and the Arizona State transfer had two receptions for 15 yards. As a whole, Idaho ran for 236 yards and one touchdown.
Najee Lovett- Football
Both Lovett and Mike Scott made eight receptions Saturday, but Lovett made his mark on the game early in the second quarter with a 5-yard touchdown reception. Late in the third quarter, Lovett was on the receiving end of another Dominique Blackman touchdown pass. The junior college transfer’s eight catches went for 73 yards against Wyoming.
Erica Hart- Soccer
Vandal soccer endured a six-game losing streak before pulling out a home win Friday against Utah Valley. Hart, a midfielder, tallied two shots on goal and one would prove to be the winner that helped Idaho to its first win since August 26. The senior’s 65th minute strike came off a pass from fellow senior Megan Lopez. Hart calmly collected the ball before beating multiple defenders and slotting it past the goalkeeper. With the win, Hart and a group of nine other seniors became the most winning four-year class in program history.
Ashley Christman- Volleyball
The junior from Christina Lake, B.C., impressed despite a Thursday night loss to San Jose State. Christman posted seven kills on the evening while adding four blocks and a service ace. In a Saturday night sweep of Utah State in Logan, Christman was the main source of Idaho’s offensive prowess. Her new career-high hitting percentage of .756 shattered her former career-high by almost .300. On 17 swings, Christman recorded 13 kills while adding two blocks and two digs.