Pack Wins WAC Awards, Powers Gets Win #900

If you have visited this week, and it seems like there were a lot of accolades for the Wolf Pack this week, you were right.

Three Wolf Pack student-athletes earned WAC Player of the Week honors this week, and 23 Nevada student-athletes were just named to the Winter Academic All-WAC team in men's and women's basketball, women's indoor track and field and swimming and diving.

Here's a quick recap of all of Nevada's WAC Players of the Week from this week:

Michelle Okhremchuk - Women's Tennis
Okhremchuk, a sophomore from Doneck, Ukraine, went undefeated in singles and doubles play last weekend, while Nevada went 1-1 against Idaho and Gonzaga. She earned a 6-0, 6-3 victory in No. 1 singles against Idaho's Vicky Lozano and teamed with Emma Verberne to defeat Lozano and Almudena Sanz in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-4). Okhremchuk turned in another straight-set victory in the match vs. Gonzaga, topping Prue Teitzel 6-3, 6-0. She and Verberne also notched a victory in No. 1 doubles. The two singles wins give Okhremchuk 20 this season, which is good for fifth most in a season at Nevada.

Nikki Prichard - Women's Golf
A freshman from Newhall, Calif. (Hart HS), Prichard tied for seventh place at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic held in Chandler, Ariz., last week.  Prichard finished with a 5-over par 221 (72-75-74) in posting her third top-10 finish of the year for the Wolf Pack.  The 72 in the first round tied her career-best.  It is the first time in her career that Prichard has won a WAC golfer of the week or month award.

Bradey Shipley - Baseball (Pitcher)
Shipley, a sophomore from Medford, Ore. (North Medford HS), pitched eight shutout innings to earn his sixth win of the season as the Pack defeated Louisiana Tech 3-2 last Friday. The eight innings are a career high in which he struck out five and walked two. Shipley did not allow a hit in his last four innings on the mound. All three hits allowed were singles and came in the first four innings of the game. No LA Tech hitter reached third base when Shipley was on the mound.

And another congratulations to baseball coach Gary Powers who got his 900th career win (all at the University of Nevada) with the Wolf Pack's 10-5 victory over San Francisco yesterday at Peccole Park. Nevada is 20-16 overall this year and is tied for second with a 4-2 WAC mark (a half-game out of first), while the Wolf Pack takes a four-game winning streak into this weekend's series at Sacramento State.


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