Athletics

2013-14 Stars of the Week

April 14-20
Victor Ouvrard
Men's Tennis

Ouvrard is now tied for second place all-time at Nevada in men's career singles victories with 69 after going 2-0 last week. He dropped Ace Matias of UNLV 6-2, 6-4 on Senior Day as the Pack claimed a share of Governor's Series points. Ouvrard also topped Fresno State's Sai Kartik 6-4, 6-4.



April 7-13
Michael Fain
Baseball

Fain won his fourth game of the season combining on Nevada’s first shutout of the season as the Wolf Pack blanked San Diego State 8-0 on Saturday as part of a three-game sweep and six-game winning streak.
The sophomore pitched 7.2 scoreless innings before giving way to the bullpen.
He allowed just five singles and tied his career-high with six strikeouts.



March 31-April 6
Juliette Legendre
Women's Tennis

Legendre was 2-0 in singles over the weekend, getting the only singles victory in Nevada's match with SDSU over Dora Somoracz (SDSU) 6-4, 6-3.
She recorded the match clinching point during the match w/ UNLV over Kamelia Dimitrova 7-6(7-1), 6-3.The win clinch at least a share of the three points for women's tennis in the Governor's Series presented by NV Energy.



March 24-30
Megan Dortch
Softball

Dortch went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and tossed her first career no-hitter as Nevada swept New Mexico over the weekend. It was the first no-hitter for Dortch and the sixth in the history of Nevada softball (first since 2011). In two starts (both complete games), Dortch struck out nine and gave up four hits an one run (which was unearned) and held opposing batters to an .091 batting average.




March 17-23
Tyler Wells
Baseball

Made two starts and was 1-1 with a 1.20 ERA, tossing 15 innings and striking out 12. At Hawai`i, he pitched the first complete game of his career allowing one run on two singles and did not walk a batter facing 25 batters, just one over the minimum in a 9-inning complete game 1-0 loss. Against Air Force he earned his first win of the season giving up just one run on six hits in seven innings on the mound as the Pack won 7-1.




March 10-16
Michelle Okhremchuk
Women's Tennis

Michelle Okhremchuk was undefeated in singles and doubles play, going a combined 6-0 during Nevada's three weekend matches with Seattle, UMBC, and Montana. The three victories now gives Okhremchuk 83 career singles victories at Nevada, which ties her with Tracy King for the most in the history of the program, a record that has stood for 23 years. She has the opportunity to break the record this week.




March 3-9
Deonte Burton
Men's Basketball

Burton averaged 24.5 points, 9.5 assists, 7 rebounds and 1 block as Nevada won two Mountain West games to finish tied for third in the final conference standings.  He averaged 43.5 minutes per game.  From the field he shot 47.2 percent, connected on 33.3 percent of his 3-pointers and made 12-of-13 (92.3 %) free throws.




February 24-March 2
Victor Ouvrard
Men's Tennis

Victor was undefeated this week in two matches in California. He and doubles partner Robert Allan sit at 8-0 after a pair of victories -- one over the No. 7 doubles team in the nation from Pepperdine, 8-7(7-3). The other against a team from UC Santa Barbara 8-7 (5). He was also 1-0 in singles, topping Ziad Sultan of UCSB 6-1, 6-3.


February 17-23
Grace Huang
Swimming and Diving

Grace Huang was named the Mountain West Diver of the Year after helping Nevada to a third place finish at the conference championship.  Huang won the 1-meter with a score of 309.99 and captured the platform posting score of 264.27.  In the 3-meter she finished second with a score of 331.02.  Huang’s 57 points scored in the three individual events was the second most in the championship.  


February 10-16
Amanda Weis
Softball

Weis went 8-for-16 (.500) at the plate with five home runs, 13 RBI and seven runs scored as Nevada went 4-1 at the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., and improved to 8-2 overall on the season. She was 4-for-5 with a MW-record tying three home runs, four runs scored and seven RBIs in the Wolf Pack’s 20-10 victory over BYU on Feb. 15. She set a new Conference mark with 14 total bases against the Cougars and established new school records for single-game home runs (three), RBIs (seven) and total bases (14).


February 2-9
Megan Dortch
Softball

Dortch went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts as Nevada opened the season 2-0 over the weekend. Against Utah Valley, she tossed a five-inning one-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 9-0 run-rule win. Dortch went five innings to get the win in a 4-2 game over Southern Utah, striking out one and scattering seven hits and yielding two unearned runs. She gave up just eight hits and one extra-base hit (a double) and opponents hit just .222 against her for the weekend.






January 27-February 2
A.J. West
Men's Basketball

West averaged 11 points, 10.5 rebounds, four blocks and shot 80 percent from the field as Nevada won two Mountain West home games. In the two games he made 8-of-10 field goals, had 10 offensive rebounds and 11 defensive boards.
In the Pack’s 76-67 victory over Colorado State he scored 12 points, blocked four shots and just missed a double-double finishing with nine rebounds. Against Air Force he posted his second career double-double with 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds as Nevada won 69-56 in overtime.  West made all three field goal attempts and also had four blocks in the victory. He took over in the overtime period against Air Force scoring seven consecutive points after the game was tied at 56.  West had five rebounds and blocked two shots in overtime.




January 20-26
Danika Sharp
Women's Basketball

Sharp averaged 15.5 points as Nevada scored a pair of notable wins in Mountain West play. She shot 48 percent from the floor and 38.5 percent from 3-point range in the wins. She led Nevada to its first back-to-back wins over Fresno State since the 1995-96 season with a team-high 15 points with a 63-60 win over the Bulldogs. Sharp scored 16 points, with nine in the second half, as Nevada ended a seven-game losing streak to Wyoming with a 72-69 win. She also hit three 3-pointers in the win over Fresno State to move into second-place in Nevada career history in 3-pointers with 169 in her career.


January 13-19
Victor Ouvrard
Men's Tennis

Ouvrard is the No. 7 Mountain Region player in singles according to the ITA, and he began his singles season at 2-0. He defeated Luis Gastao of UC Riverside 6-2, 6-2, then went on to defeat Hunter Nicholas of San Diego State 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. He's also 2-0 to start in doubles with partner Robert Allan. They beat Jack Felich and Julian Ruffin of Riverside 6-1, and handled Freddy Gelbrich and Hendrik Jebens 6-5 (2-0).


January 6-12
Deonte Burton
Men's Basketball

Burton averaged 21.5 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in leading Nevada two a pair of Mountain West victories. He shot 58.6 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from behind the arc. On Wednesday at UNLV he scored a game-high 29 points as the Pack won 74-71 to snap an eight-game losing skid to the intrastate rival Rebels. He also had five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. He made a career-high 12 field goals on 20 attempts including 2-of-4 three-pointers. His dunk in the second half was #2 on the ESPN SportsCenter top 10 plays of the day.

In the Pack’s victory over Utah State he scored 14 points, grabbed three rebounds, dished out five assists and had five steals in the 62-54 victory. Burton connected on 5-of-9 shots from the field including 1-of-3 field goals. With the two wins he has led the Pack to a 4-0 start to MW play for the first time.

In his start at UNLV he recorded his 1,800th career point and currently has 1,829 to rank fourth in school history. He also became Nevada’s career leader in free throws made against the Rebels and has 552 in 115 games.

December 30-January 5
A.J. West
Men's Basketball

In just his third and fourth games at Nevada, West helped the Wolf Pack win two Mountain West games, at San Jose State and in Reno versus Wyoming. West averaged 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and a block per game. He shot 63.2 (12-of-19) percent from the field and made 3-of-4 free throws.

At SJSU he record his first double figure scoring game with a season-high 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds. West was good on 6-of-8 shots from the field and 3-of-4 free throws. He had four offensive and five defensive rebounds.

In the Wyoming game he produced his first double-double with 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. He made 6-of-11 field goals in the game. With 4 seconds to play and Nevada leading 59-58 he altered the shot of the Wyoming player to help preserve the win as the Pack grabbed the rebound. He had six offensive and six defensive rebounds.


December 23-29
Jerry Evans, Jr.
Men's Basketball

Evans scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to post his first career double-double in the Long Beach State game on Saturday. Evans has four career games of scoring 20 or more points and all have come in the last six games. He has scored in double figures in the last five games and 11 times this season. His 15.1 points per game is second on the team and a career best. The senior has made 87 starts and appeared in 106 games at Nevada.


December 16-22
Danika Sharp
Women's Basketball

Sharp helped Nevada snap a three-game skid, leading the way with 23 points in the team's 77-66 win at UC Santa Barbara Saturday afternoon. She poured in 18 second half points at The Thunderdome to close out the team's non-conference slate with a win. The West Wendover native connected on five shots from beyond the three-point line in the game to move past Angie Heer (1997-01) to sit in third place on Nevada's all-time career made three list with 152. Sharp was 4 of 6 from the free-throw line and added four rebounds and two steals in the win.


December 9-15
Deonte Burton
Men's Basketball

Burton averaged 24 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in 40 minutes per game. He scored a game-high 26 points at Cal and totaled 22 points at home against Omaha. From the field he shot 48.5 percent and 33.3 percent from behind the arc. In the Omaha game he became the fifth player in Nevada history to score 1,700 points in a career. His current 1,713 points ranks fifth at Nevada.


November 25-December 1
Brandon Wimberly
Football

Senior wide receiver Brandon Wimberly capped his career at Nevada with 10 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown against BYU. He completed his streak of catching at least one pass in every game of his career, 52 games in all.


November 18-24
Grace Huang
Swimming & Diving

Huang won the platform at the Wildcat Invitational with a score of 240.80 outscoring Haley Ishimatsu from USC and Sally Hackett of Arizona. Huang placed second in Friday's 3-meter and Saturday's 1-meter events.


November 11-17
Demerey Kirsch
Cross Country

Kirsch set a new school record for the Silver and Blue on her way to a 17th place finish, with a time of 21:04 at the NCAA Cross Country Mountain Regionals. Kirsch helped Nevada record a ninth place team finish, which is the top finish in school history. The Wolf Pack had 253 points, which were enough to edge out Mountain West opponents Colorado State (10th place, 302 points), Utah State (11th place, 318 points), and Wyoming (13th place, 338 points).


November 4-10
Michelle Okhremchuk
Women's Tennis

Michelle was 3-for-3 in her singles matches and 2-for-3 in doubles play at the Spartan Invitational in San Jose. She is one victory shy of moving into second place all-time for career singles victories and is only nine wins away from the Nevada record.


October 21-27
Bobby Reilly
Soccer

Reilly scored her team leading fourth and fifth goals of the season in the team's final pair of home matches this past weekend. The junior scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute of the team's 1-1 tie with Wyoming on Friday. Reilly put Nevada ahead 1-0 early in the second half on the team's way to a 2-1 win over Air Force Sunday. Her goals in the tie and win helped Nevada secure a spot in the 2013 Mountain West tournament.


October 14-20
Brandon Wimberly
Football

Wimberly caught 11 passes for 121 yards against Boise State. He extended his consecutive games with a reception streak to 47 straight games. It was also his third straight games with more than 100 yards and double-digit receptions.


October 7-13
Nikki Prichard
Women's Golf

Prichard carded a final-round 73 to record her first top-10 performance of the season at the Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate hosted by New Mexico State. Prichard paced a Nevada team that tied for fourth place, its best finish since the conference championships a year ago.


September 30-October 6
Quentin Mege
Men's Tennis

Mege won all of his singles matches (four) this weekend en route to a singles title win in his ITA California Singles draw, and dropped his finals match in the ITA California Doubles draw with partner Billy Bumgardner.


September 23-29
Cody Fajardo
Football

Nevada junior quarterback Cody Fajardo set career marks in completions (38), attempts (54) and yards (389) and tied a career mark with three touchdowns in the win. Fajardo also ran for 81 yards on just 11 carries with two more scores. Fajardo tallied 470 yards of total offense and accounted for five touchdowns in the game without a turnover. His 38 completions is tied for the third in single-game history at Nevada (Mike Maxwell vs. Toledo in 95) and his 54 attempts is tied for ninth in single-game history. The 38 completions also ranks tied for fifth in Mountain West single-game history.


September 16-22
Brock Hekking
Football

Hekking recorded six tackles (four solo) in the Wolf Pack's 31-9 Conference victory over Hawai`i. He had 3.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, two pass breakups and one interception and led a Nevada defensive effort that held Hawai`i to just nine points, the first time a Nevada opponent was held to single digits since 2011. His third-quarter interception led to a Nevada touchdown on the Wolf Pack's ensuing series and Hekking's three sacks is tied for the most by an FBS player this season (nine players). Hawai`i had 14 possessions in the game and Hekking ended five of them: third-down tackle that forced a field goal attempt, pass breakup, interception, sack/forced fumble and sack/forced fumble.


September 9-15
Brian Knoll
Men's Golf

Nevada senior Brian Knoll fired a 3-under 69 on Tuesday to tie for fourth place individually and lead Nevada to a fifth-place finish at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational.

Knoll tied for the second-lowest round of the day and finished the 54-hole event at 5-under 211 and it marks the third-best round of his career at Nevada.

The Wolf Pack had the best team score of the day at the Blue Course at Eisenhower Golf Club with a 5-under 283. That vaulted the Pack from eighth place heading into the round to fifth in the 16-team event that was hosted by Air Force.


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