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TRACK AND FIELD

 

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Competitions: April 13-14, 2018

MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Matthew Cecotti, Fr., UT Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler freshman Matthew Cecotti (Lindale, Texas) won Athlete of the Week for the third time this season after running a time of 4:01.55 to finish second out of 42 in the 1,500 meters at the East Texas Invitational.

MEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Jermaine Stevens, Sr., Sul Ross State

Sul Ross State University senior Jermaine Stevens (Houston, Texas) earned his third career Athlete of the Week honors by posting a 7.21 meters (23 ft.-8 in.) long jump at the UIW Invitational in San Antonio. He placed second at the meet and recorded the seventh-best mark in NCAA Division III.

WOMEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Alexis Segura, So., LeTourneau
LeTourneau University sophomore Alexis Segura (Austin, Texas) set a school record in the 800 meters by turning in a 10th-place performance at the East Texas Invitational. Her time of 2:30.05 ranks seventh in the ASC.

WOMEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Bethany Everett, Jr., McMurry
McMurry University junior Bethany Everett (Stratford, Texas) took Athlete of the Week for the third time this season after posting a hammer throw of 50.52 meters (165 ft.-9 in.) at the East Texas Invitational to place second. Her mark leads the ASC and the NCCAA and ranks 17th in Division III. Everett also had a discus throw of 38.89 meters (127 ft.-7 in.), finishing seventh.

OTHER TOP MEN’S PERFORMANCES
McMurry freshman Sean Germany (Abilene, Texas) posted the top triple jump in the conference with a mark of 14.43 meters (47 ft.-4.25 in.), finishing third at the East Texas Invitational. His triple jump also ranks second in the NCCAA and 13th in Division III. Germany recorded a long-jump of 6.52 meters (21 ft.-4.75 in.) and was on the 4×100 meter relay team that ran a time of 43.29 seconds.

UT Tyler senior Matt Godwin (Hallsville, Texas) won his fourth javelin competition of the season after having a throw of 54.40 meters (178 ft.-6 in.) at the East Texas Invite.

LeTourneau freshman Javaughn Dantzler (Houston, Texas) set a new school record in the long jump by clearing 6.57 meters (21 ft.-6.75 in.) at the East Texas Invitational. He also had a triple jump of 12.86 meters (42 ft.-2.25 in.). His marks rank fourth in the ASC in the triple jump and ninth in the long jump.

East Texas Baptist University junior Zackary Biles (New Caney, Texas) won his third pole vault of the year, clearing 4.62 meters (15 ft.-1.75 in.) at the East Texas Invitational.

OTHER TOP WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES
UT Tyler freshman Katie Moore (Lindale, Texas) finished second in the discus at the East Texas Invitational in Commerce. She had a personal-best distance of 41.73 meters (136 ft.-11 in.), which was the second-best mark in Patriot history. She finished second at the meet and ranked 23rd in the nation.

 

TENNIS

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matches: April 10-15, 2018

CO-WEST DIVISION WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Erin Blanchard, Fr., Howard Payne

Howard Payne University freshman Erin Blanchard (Rockdale, Texas) led the Lady Jackets to a 2-0 week with wins 7-2 over Mary Hardin-Baylor and 5-4 over Concordia Texas. Blanchard was 2-0 in number three singles and 2-0 in number one doubles, partnering with Chesney Goza. Her three-set victory versus CTX clinched the 5-4 win and an ASC Championship Tournament spot for Howard Payne.

CO-WEST DIVISION WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sumvruta Iyengar, Jr., UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas junior Sumvruta Iyengar (Prosper, Texas) earned her second career Player of the Week honors for being perfect in singles and doubles last week as she led the Comets to a 2-0 road record in ASC West play. Iyengar earned a 6-1, 6-2, win over Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday and then claimed a 6-0, 7-5, win over Concordia Texas Sunday, both at No. 1. Iyengar also partnered with teammate Stephanie Royer for two wins at No. 3 doubles.

EAST DIVISION WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Marisa Quevedo, Sr., UT Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler senior Marisa Quevedo (Tyler, Texas) earned wins at number one singles, and number one doubles over East Texas Baptist to secure the ASC East Division title for the No. 36 Patriots. She posted a 6-0, 6-0 win in singles and teamed with Lauren Kuhn for an 8-5 victory in doubles. It is Quevedo’s second Player of the Week award of the season.

WEST DIVISION MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Mario Jelev, Jr., UT Dallas

UT Dallas junior Mario Jelev (Haltom City, Texas) led the Comets to a pair of shutout ASC West victories last week as UTD extended its winning streak to seven straight matches. Jelev was 2-0 at No. 1 singles in UTD’s games at Mary Hardin-Baylor and Concordia Texas and also added two wins at No. 2 doubles with partner Giovanni Zamboni. Jelev handled UMHB 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday and held off CTX 6-4, 6-7, 7-4, on Sunday.

EAST DIVISION MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Gabriel Hidalgo, So., UT Tyler

UT Tyler sophomore Gabriel Hidalgo (Barquisimeto, Venezuela) earned victories at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the No. 29 Patriots’ in their win against East Texas Baptist. Hidalgo won 6-4, 6-1 in singles and teamed with Jose McIntyre for an 8-5 victory in doubles to secured UTT’s ASC East Division title. It is Hidalgo’s second Player of the Week award of the season.

OTHER WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES

Concordia University Texas freshman Lauren Kuhn (Kerrville, Texas) picked up a win at line six singles and line three doubles against Howard Payne on Saturday. On Sunday versus UT Dallas, Fox and Hayley Anderson came up short at line three doubles, losing in the tiebreaker.

Hardin-Simmons University freshman Grace Masonheimer (Abilene, Texas) was the only Cowgirl to win both of her singles matches last week. She won 6-4, 6-2 over Sul Ross State and won 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 against McMurry at the number six slot.

LeTourneau University freshman Samantha Trevino (Corpus Christi, Texas) continued her recent streak by staying undefeated in ASC singles play by earning two victories last week over Belhaven and East Texas Baptist at number six.

East Texas Baptist University senior Jabree McClaine (Arlington, Texas) scored two of the four points in a close 5-4 loss to No. 36 UT Tyler and had four points on the week. She was undefeated in all of her matches. She came back against UTT after falling 7-6 and won 6-2, 6-4 for one of her points at number five singles.

OTHER MEN’S PERFORMANCES

Concordia Texas junior Hoanh Le (Phan Thiet, Vietnam) split both his singles and doubles matches over the weekend. After sweeping line one versus Howard Payne, Le came back at line one singles against came up short losing a third set tiebreaker 7-4 against UT Dallas.

LeTourneau sophomore Jimmie Henson (Sunnyvale, Texas) picked up two more wins at number one doubles along with a win at number two singles in two matches this past week.

East Texas Baptist sophomore Joseph Salinas (Deer Park, Texas) picked up one of the two points in the 7-2 loss to No. 30 UT Tyler and then swept his matches against LeTourneau. He won the doubles match the Patriots, and then held off for one of his two points the YellowJackets, winning No. 2 singles in three sets.

Hardin-Simmons University junior Alex Hunt (Odessa, Texas) won at No. 2 doubles with Chandler Livingston and also rolled 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles over Sul Ross State.

Cody Usher
Assistant Commissioner
American Southwest Conference