Football’s Calvin Tyler Jr. Named America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State football’s Calvin Tyler Jr. has been named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, Nov. 20. The award is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
 
With their sponsorship of the Student-Athlete of the Week, America First Credit Union donates funds directly to support student-athlete scholarships.
 
Tyler led the Aggies to a 35-31 win over San José State with 125 yards on 30 carries and a career-high three rushing touchdowns, also adding one catch for nine yards. Tyler’s final score came with 2:49 remaining in the game and proved to be the deciding points.
 
It is Tyler’s first time in his career being named USU’s student-athlete of the week.
 
With the victory, Utah State became bowl eligible for the second-consecutive season. The Aggies are also bowl eligible for the 10th time in the past 12 seasons, a feat shared by only Boise State and San Diego State among Mountain West teams.
 
Utah State (6-5, 5-2 MW) will conclude its regular season across the border when they head to the Gem State to take on Boise State (8-3, 7-0 MW) on Friday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. The game will be televised live on CBS.
 
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
MEN’S BASKETBALL – Graduate forward Taylor Funk (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) led Utah State to a 2-0 record last week with a 96-74 home win against Santa Clara and 91-89 overtime win at San Diego. Against the Broncos, Funk logged a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds, to go along with a career-high five steals and three assists. Against the Toreros, he scored 20 points, to go along with six rebounds, two blocks and one steal. For the week, Funk averaged 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 50.0 percent (15-of-30), including 56.3 percent from 3-point range (9-of-16), and 75.0 percent at the free throw line (3-of-4).
 
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – Graduate senior guard Maria Carvalho (Lisbon, Portugal) averaged 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists last week as Utah State lost a pair of road games at Utah Tech (95-57) and at Arkansas State (63-57). Against the Trailblazers, Carvalho scored 13 points to go along with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal. Against the Red Wolves, she scored 10 points to go along with eight rebounds, four assists and one steal. For the week, Carvalho shot 30.8 percent from the field (8-of-26), including 46.0 percent from 3-point range (6-of-13), and 50.0 percent at the free throw line (1-of-2).
 
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY – Junior Yonas Mogos (Aurora, Colorado) led Utah State with an 85th-place finish, clocking 30:06.3 over the 10-kilometer course, at the NCAA Championships held last weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Mogos helped the Aggies defeat five ranked teams as they finished in 26th place.
 
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY– Sophomore Ana Weaver (Stillwater, Minnesota) was one of two Utah State women to represent the Aggies as individuals at the NCAA Championships last weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Weaver placed 53rd with a time of 20:17.5 on the 6K course.
 
VOLLEYBALL – Sophomore opposite side hitter Adna Mehmedovic (Peoria, Arizona) led the Aggies with 32 kills, averaging 4.00 kills per set, and 35.0 points, as Utah State lost a pair of Mountain West matches at New Mexico (3-1) and at Air Force (3-1). Against the Lobos, she hit .458 (15-4-24) and against the Falcons she had a career-high-tying 17 kills. For the week, Mehmedovic hit .311 (32-13-61) and was second on the team with six blocks.
 
2022-23 America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week Winners
Aug. 29 – Kylee Stokes, Volleyball
Sept. 5 – Diera Walton, Soccer
Sept. 12 – Shelby Capllonch, Volleyball
Sept. 19 – Whitney Lopez, Soccer
Sept. 26 – Sara Taylor, Soccer
Oct. 3 – Camren Todd, Men’s Cross Country
Oct. 10 – Ajani Carter, Football
Oct. 17 – David Cierny, Men’s Tennis
Oct. 24 – McKenzie Hunninghake, Soccer
Oct. 31 – Diera Walton, Soccer
Nov. 7 – Connor Coles, Football
Nov. 14 – Ike Larsen, Football
Nov. 21 – Calvin Tyler Jr., Football
 
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