Athletes of the week

Rachel Choi — women’s golf

The Idaho women’s golf team competed at the WAC Champ- ionship Tourn-ament, finishing fifth overall in the tourn-ament with three golfers finishing in the top 20. Choi, a junior, led the Vandals by finishing fourth overall. Choi finished the tournament with a final score of 221. During the first and second rounds, Choi shot a 76 and 75. Starting the third round tied for 11th, she improved her score and shot two-under for a score of 70, bumping her up the leaderboards into fourth place.

Hannah Kiser — track and field

Kiser, a junior, was honored as the Western Athletic Conference women’s track athlete of the week after she broke the WAC all-time record and Idaho school record in the 5,000 meter at the Mt. SAC Relays. Her time of 15:44.06 smashed the Idaho school record set in 1982 by nearly 26 seconds and broke the WAC record by 17 seconds. Kiser has set three records this year. She broke the WAC all-time and Idaho school record in the indoor mile (4:37.55) and the 3,000 meter (9:04.74). Her WAC leading 5,000-meter time ranks fourth in the NCAA West and seventh in the NCAA this season.

Ugis Svazs — track and field

Senior javelin thrower Ugis Svazs broke the Idaho school record in the javelin throw. Svazs won the men’s javelin throw with a career-best toss of 240-7 (73.34m) breaking the previous school record set in 1996 by Oscar Duncan. His mark ranks seventh best in the NCAA so far this season. Svazs was one of eleven Vandals to win individual events at the Duane Hartman over the weekend.

Victoria Lozano and Almudena Sanz — women’s tennis

Idaho women’s tennis players Victoria Lozano and Almudena Sanz teamed up to earn All-Western Athletic Conference First Team honors at the No. 1 doubles position, the WAC announced at its annual awards banquet. Lozano and Sanz, the last two WAC Players of the Week, went 13-4 at the No. 1 doubles position together, with a 7-0 record in WAC play. With a win in Thursday’s WAC quarterfinals, the pairing entered Friday’s WAC semifinals with a 14-4 record and a 12-match win streak.

Dmitry Perevoshchikov — Men’s Tennis

Perevoshchikov, along with Abid Akbar, also earned All-WAC First Team honors last week after a tremendous inaugural season. The primary reason Idaho went 20-7 at No. 1 singles in 2013, Perevoshchikov went 19-6 in singles play, including a 16-6 record at No. 1 singles and a 3-0 mark at No. 2. He won his first 15 singles matches of the season and reached as high as No. 122 in the national singles rankings. Perevoshchikov was the only Idaho player to earn two WAC Player of the Week honors during the 2013 season.

 


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