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Athletes of the Week 5/3/16

May 2, 2016


Michelle Kim – Women’s Golf

Freshman Michelle Kim ended her first season with the Vandals as a Big Sky champion. Kim’s par on the final hole clinched Idaho’s team victory in the tournament. Her 4-over-par 220 earned her Freshman of the Year honors from the Big Sky Conference, as well as a First-Team All-Conference designation.


Ryan Porch – Men’s Golf

Junior Ryan Porch earned the lowest individual round on the last day of play in the Big Sky Championship with a 7-under-par 67. His performance Sunday propelled the junior into second place, as he tied with teammate Daniel Sutton and finished with a 9-under-par 207. Porch earned an honorable mention from the Big Sky Conference at the conclusion of the tournament.


Drew Thompson – Track and Field

Junior Drew Thompson earned a berth in the Big Sky Championships with his performance in the 110-meter hurdles. His qualifying time of 14.73 seconds earned a fifth place finish and marked a new personal best for the sprinter.


Jackson Varney – Men’s Tennis

Senior Jackson Varney displayed his skills for Idaho on both the doubles and singles court during Big Sky postseason play. Varney defeated Weber State’s Hou-En Chen 6-2, 6-2 on the No. 4 court Sunday and teamed up with sophomore Artem Vashesnikov to take down Weber State duo Stefan Cooper and Sanjay Goswami 6-2.


Celine Koets – Women’s Tennis

Freshman Celine Koet’s victory on the No. 4 court proved to be the deciding factor in the Big Sky postseason tournament. The Idaho freshman beat Northern Arizona’s Jordan Denesik 6-3, 6-2 to clinch the sweep for the Vandals and earn the team the Big Sky title.

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