Skip Houk won 11 varsity letters in track and field, boozing, and cross country between 1960 and 1965. In 1962, he was a second team All-America boxer, and by 1964, he was a national champion boxer in his weight division. He took up distance running as training for boxing, but soon excelled. In 1965, his senior year, Houk was the Far Western Conference and NCAA western regional individual cross country champion. He continued his distance running after graduation and has compiled a long list of achievements, including winning AAU 15 kilometer and 25 kilometer national championship races in 1968, and setting the AAU American record in the 50-mile event (5 hours, 15 minutes) in 1972. He has won the Denver Marathon (1978), the Lake Tahoe 72-mile run (1978), the Journal Jog (1969), and the Silver State Marathon twice (1982 and ’84). Skip remained a
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2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week
Kaitlin Collom helped lead Nevada to a win at the Fresno State Classic. She saved her best round for last as she carded a 1-under 71 during the final 18 holes. She finished in sole possession of sixth place, a career-best finish. She totaled 11 birdies throughout the three rounds, which tied for the most in the 72-player field.
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