Fresno State sophomore Marissa McPhail has been named the Toyota/gobulldogs.com Athlete of the Week for the week of September 17.
McPhail won her first collegiate race, capturing the women's 5K title at the Hornet Jamboree in Sacramento on Sept 15. McPhail won the race with a time of 18:27, nearly one minute better than her mark at the same meet last year when she placed 14th (19:25). McPhail helped the Bulldogs to a second place finish, only one point off of first-place Nevada. McPhail ran a sub six-minute pace (mile) while beating Nevada's Avena Christa by six seconds for the victory.
Other student-athletes nominated: Erick Garcia (men's cross country), Nicole Gutierrez (soccer), Tiffany Hess (volleyball), Taylor Siebert (women's golf) and Kyle Zimmerman (football).
2007-08 Athletes of the Week:Sept. 10 - Bear Pascoe
Sept. 3 - Marcus Riley
Aug. 26 - Lauren Berger