| 03.20.2018

Athletes of the week

Jose Bendeck/Cristobal Ramos Salazar- men’s tennis

The nation’s No. 79 ranked doubles pair went 3-0 this weekend, helping the Vandals earn two match wins and improve their overall record to 17-2. Bendeck and Ramos Salazar have anchored Idaho’s No. 2 doubles slot for the majority of the season and against Southern Mississippi, the pair ousted the Golden Eagles’ Vasco Valverde and Benjamin Feldmann.

In a win against the University of Utah, Bendeck and Ramos Salazar topped Dmytro Mamedov and Alejandro Medinilla 8-3 at No. 2. Despite Idaho’s team loss to Boise State, the two contributed to the Vandals’ doubles sweep of the Broncos, defeating Garrett Patton and Scott Sears 8-3.

Gordon Webb- men’s golf

In Goodyear, Ariz., the Vandal men’s golf team finished in a tie for eighth but Webb was Idaho’s top finisher, tying for sixth at the Desert Shootout. Webb shot a two-under 211 in the tournament, after shooting rounds of 68, 71 and 72.

Webb is just one week removed from being named WAC Golfer of the Week after finishing second at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev. There, Webb finished just one stroke shy of the winner. At the time, his first round score of 65 was better than that of any WAC player this year. Webb’s best finish during the fall season was a first-place finish at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational.

Stacey Barr- women’s basketball

Barr’s late heroics put a small dent in Idaho’s massive deficit during a first-round NCAA Tournament game against Geno Auriemma’s UConn Huskies. It took the WAC Tournament MVP ten minutes to score and the sophomore wouldn’t score again until 1:48 remained in the game. Barr would then go off for four consecutive 3-pointers and helped the Vandals avoid being victim to the largest margin of defeat in the NCAA women’s tournament.

One of Idaho’s most improved players, and a key component to Idaho’s WAC championship run, Barr finished with 14 points in the tournament game and was the only player to score in double figures.


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