Caplonch has been named USU’s Student-Athlete of the Week for the second time in his career.
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The native of Honolulu, Hawaii, was named the Mountain West Tournament MVP last week after leading the Aggies to their first MW Tournament title with a quarterfinal win over fifth-seeded New Mexico (3-0) over top-seeded UNLV (3-). 0) in the semifinals and second-seeded San Jose State (3-1) in the championship game.
Against the Lobos, Caplonch hit .424 (18-4-33) with 18 kills, while adding eight digs, three service aces and a block. Against the Rebels, she hit .423 (13-2-26) with 13 kills, added five digs, one service ace and one assist.
And against the Spartans, she had eight kills and eight digs, while adding one assist. For the week, Caplonch hit .303 (39-12-89) and averaged 3.90 kills per set.
She recorded 21 digs, four service aces, two assists and one block and averaged 4.35 points per set.
Utah State (22-10, 11-7 MW) Friday, Dec. The Aggies will make their fifth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance against sixth-seeded Arkansas (20-8, 11-7 SEC) at 2 p.m. (MT) in Eugene, Oregon.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week:
Men’s Basketball – Junior guard Steven Ashworth (Alpine, Utah) led the Agris with a career-high 30 points, including a personal 10-0 run that broke a 77-all tie to propel Utah State to a 95-85 home win over Oral Roberts last week. . In 26 minutes off the bench, Ashworth shot 9-of-11 from the field, including 8-of-9 from 3-point range and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. He tied his career high with nine made field goals and made a career-high eight 3-pointers. Those 30 points by Ashworth were the most by a Mountain West player this year and the most by an Aggie since Justin Beane scored 32 against UNLV last year. Ashworth’s eight made 3-pointers are tied for third-most in a single game in school history. He dished out four assists and collected one rebound in the win.
Women’s Basketball – Junior guard Tamiya Robinson (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) averaged 11.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks per game last week in Utah State’s losses to Ball State (80-55) and USC (79-48). Against the Cardinals, Robinson scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting, including 1-of-2 from beyond the arc, to go along with six rebounds. Against the Trojans, he scored a team-best 16 points on 7-15 shooting, including 2-4 from 3-point range, to go with four rebounds and one steal.
football – Junior wide receiver Terrell Vaughan (Oxnard, Calif.) had 214 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Utah State’s 42-23 Mountain West loss at Boise State last weekend. Vaughn had a career-high eight receptions for a career-best 148 yards, including a career-long 75-yard touchdown. He rushed for 22 yards and a score on four carries while returning three kickoffs for 44 yards.
2022-23 America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week Winners
August 29 – Kylie StokesVolleyball
September 5 – Dayra Walton, soccer
September 12 – Shelby CaplonchVolleyball
September. 19 – Whitney Lopez, soccer
September 26 – Sarah Taylor, soccer
October 3 – Camren Todd, Men’s Cross Country
October 10 – Ajani Carter, football
October 17 – David Cierney, men’s tennis
October 24 – Mackenzie Hunninghake, soccer
October 31 – Daira Walton, soccer
November 7 – Connor Coles, Football
November 14 – EK Larsen, football
Nov. 21 – Calvin Tyler Jr., football
November 28 – Shelby CaplonchVolleyball
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