2016-17 Stars Of The Week
|Jan. 2 - Jan. 8
Sophomore Jordan Caroline scored 45 points and led the Nevada back from 25-point deficit to defeat New Mexico 105-104 in overtime. Caroline’s 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining was the winning bucket. In the Pack's win over San Diego State earlier in the week he scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. In the two games he averaged 32 points and 12 rebounds.
|Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
Senior Marcus Marshall averaged 25.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 38.5 minutes as Nevada split two MW games. Marshall scored a game-high 25 points in the 80-55 win over SJSU then posted game-high 26 points in the one-point setback 77-76 at Fresno State.
|Dec. 19 - Dec. 25
Named the Most Outstanding Player at the South Point Hoops Holiday Classic as Nevada went undefeated. Averaged a double-double with 17 points, 10.5 rebounds per game and shot 52 percent from the field in the two victories. Against UCSB he posted his fifth double-double of the season finishing with 20 points and grabbed a game-high 12 boards.
|Dec. 12 - Dec. 18
A sophomore from Antioch, Calif., AJ Cephas recorded back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 10.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in the Pack's two games this week. Her performances resulted in Nevada winning both of its contests, bring the Pack to six wins on the year, which eclipses last season's win total of five games. With her help, the Pack now enters conference play with its best record since the 2010-11 season.
|Dec. 5 - Dec. 11
Women's Track & Field
Junior Kadeisha Hield claimed victory in the long jump at the Jackson Open to start the indoor season. Her jump of 19 feet 0.5 inches was a personal record and moved her to fifth on the Nevada all-time list.
|Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
Mitchell Van Patten
University of Nevada sophomore Mitchell Van Patten's outstanding shooting this season along with his freshman year and his performance at the Winter Airgun Championships this past weekend has earned him a spot on the USA Junior National Team. Van Patten, from Nampa, Idaho is one of 14 shooters on the junior team.
|Nov. 21 - Nov. 27
Sophomore Lindsey Drew was named the all-tournament team at Great Alaska Shootout. Drew averaged 8.3 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 6.7 points per game as the Wolf Pack reached the title game. In the win over Oakland he dished out a career-high nine assists then had eight in each of the next two games.
|Nov. 14 - Nov. 20
Stephanie Schmid poured in 50 points in two games this past week, helping Nevada earn two hard fought road wins. Schmid scored a career-high 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting during a 99-95 win at Sacramento State and added a team-high 18 points during a 69-60 win at Pepperdine. The Illinois native was a perfect 5-for-5 from three-point range on Sunday and shot 66.7 percent from beyond the arc for the week.
|Nov. 7 - Nov. 13
In the final event of the fall, sophomore Sandro Lena reached the finals of the yellow bracket at the Oregon Duck Invitational. Lena won his first three matches of the event before falling in the final.
|Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
Women's Swimming & Diving
In her first appearance of the season, junior Sharae Zheng posted a score of 409.80 on the 3-meter springboard, which was good enough to not only win the event but break the UC Davis pool record as well. She ended up sweeping the diving competition after recording a 348.85 on the 1-meter springboard and placing first in that event, which helped lead the Wolf Pack to its double-dual victory over UC Davis and Cal State East Bay.
|Oct. 24 - Oct. 30
Racing at the Mountain West Championships, freshman cross country runner Cora Gallop crossed the line to take 14th with a time of 21:08. Gallop soared to third on the Nevada all-time list while shattering the school's freshman 6000 meter record. Gallop earned second team All-Conference honors.
|Oct. 17 - Oct. 23
Sophomore Ty Gangi took over for an injured Tyler Stewart Saturday night against Wyoming and posted a career-game. Gangi completed 27 passes and threw for 300 yards, the most passing yards by a Nevada quarterback since 2014. Gangi added his first career rushing touchdown in the second quarter and his first passing touchdown in the third.
|Oct. 10 - Oct. 16
Junior Claudia Herrero captured the ITA Mountain Regional championship defeating senior teammate Sheila Morales in the finals. The field included 128 players and it came down to the two Wolf Pack athletes with trip to the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on the line. She is one of 32 that will compete in the national event November 3-6, 2016.
|Oct. 3 - Oct. 9
Junior WR Wyatt Demps turned heads last Saturday in a win over Fresno State. Demps set career highs in nearly every receiving category, including receptions (9), receiving yards (124) and receiving touchdowns (3). He was the first Nevada receiver to go over 100 yards on the year and the first to make three touchdown receptions since December of 2011. He has become a reliable target for Wolf Pack quarterbacks with six touchdown catches, which is ninth in the nation and tops in the conference.
|Sept. 26 - Oct. 2
Mitchell Van Patten
Sophomore Mitchell Van Patten shot a 591 in air rifle to tie for the best score and his 576 smallbore was third as he led the ninth ranked Wolf Pack to a 4656-4577 victory over No. 18 UTEP. Van Patten's aggregate score of 1174 earlier this season tops the team.
|Sept. 19 - Sept. 25
Playing in his second tournament with Nevada, junior Kaleb Gorbahn recorded a runner-up finish last week at the Ram Masters Invitational. Gorbahn finished at 3-under par, four shots behind the individual winner, and did not post a round over par (69-68-70). He led the field in par 5 scoring for the tournament and was second with 15 birdies. His second place finish helped the Wolf Pack to a second place team finish as well, its second runner-up finish this season.
|Sept. 12 - Sept. 18
James Butler rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the Wolf Pack to a 38-14 win over Buffalo last Saturday. Butler's three rushing touchdowns sets a single-game career-high and his 174 yards on the ground are the third-most of his career. He now has five rushing TDs for the year, eighth-best in the nation. During the game he passed Otto Kelly to move up to 14th in career rushing yards at Nevada.
|Sept. 5 - Sept. 11
Senior Kathryn Groenweghe helped lead the Pack to another tournament sweep this weekend at home, giving Nevada (7-2) its best start and longest win streak (seven matches) since 2002. The middle recorded nine blocks and 41 kills over the Pack's three matches. She also set a new single match high in kills in each of the matches.
|Aug. 29 - Sept. 4
Redshirt freshman Lindsey Adams led the Wolf Pack women's cross country team to victory Friday night at the Nature's Bakery Twilight Classic. Adams crossed the finish line in 14:37 for her first collegiate victory, coming in first by 20 seconds. Adams is now fourth on the Nevada all-time list for the 4K after breaking Emily Myer's Nevada freshman course record.
|Aug. 22 - Aug. 28
Senior Madison Morell was named to the North Texas Challenge All-Tournament team this weekend as she racked up 46 kills in the three matches the Wolf Pack played.
STAR OF THE WEEK
2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week
Jordan Caroline scored 45 points and led the Nevada back from 25-point deficit to defeat New Mexico 105-104 in overtime. Caroline’s 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining was the winning bucket. In the win over San Diego State on Wednesday he scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. In the two games he averaged 32 points and 12 rebounds.
- ATHLETE OF THE MONTH