Nov. 13, 2012
SEATTLE - Senior Joey Bywater from the men's cross country team has been named the GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Nov. 5-11.
The Lake Stevens, Wash., product extended his Husky cross country career for one more race by virtue of his eighth-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Regionals. The top-four Regional finishers that are not on a qualifying team earn individual spots at nationals so Bywater will get to make his second trip to the NCAA meet, and first since his redshirt freshman year in 2009.
Bywater went to the front of the lead pack early to the cheers of the pro-Husky crowd lining the course. After dropping back out of the top-10 late in the race, the final 2,000-meters saw the fifth-year senior charge back towards the front and finish the 10,000-meter course in a time of 29-minutes, 53-seconds. His eighth-place finish is the best by a Husky since Jeremy Mineau also placed eighth in 2008.
Other nominees include: C.J. Wilcox (men's basketball), Michael Uyehara (men's soccer), Lindsay Elston (women's soccer), Keith Price (football), Jazmine Davis (women's basketball), Katie Flood (women's cross country), Julija Lukac (women's tennis) and Cassie Strickland (volleyball).
2012-13 GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week:
Oct. 12 - Joey Bywater (men's cross country)
Oct. 5 - Grace Ysidora (women's tennis)
Oct. 29 - Desmond Trufant (football)
Oct. 22 - varsity 8 (men's crew)
Oct. 15 - Nate Sackeyfio (men's soccer)
Oct. 8 - Chris Williams (men's golf)
Oct. 1 - Krista Vansant (volleyball)
Sept. 24 - Charlotte Thomas (women's golf)
Sept. 17 - Shaq Thompson (football)
Sept. 10 - Jaclyn Softli (women's soccer)
Sept. 3 - Stine Schoening (women's soccer)
Aug. 27 - Krista Vansant (volleyball)
Aug. 20 - Kari Davidson (women's soccer)