Tristan Okpalaugo Names Sysco Student-Athlete of the Week

    Oct. 17, 2011


    Tristan Okpalaugo

    Livermore, Calif. (Granada)

    Junior defensive end Tristan Okpalaugo had a career-high eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss and two of Fresno State's three sacks in a 31-21 win over Utah State. His sacks were crucial in helping the 'Dogs overcome a seven-point halftime deficit. Late in the third quarter when the Aggies had the ball with a 21-17 lead on a third-and-goal, Okpalaugo sacked Chuckie Keeton to force a field goal try that the Bulldogs blocked.

    Fresno State went on to score after that possession to take its first lead of the game. On Utah State's ensuing possession, Okpalaugo got to Keeton again and forced a fumble with his second sack. Fresno State recovered on the USU 23-yard line and punched in another TD to go up by 10 and win the game.

    Other Nominees:
    Christina Lee - Volleyball
    Lyndsie Etherton - Cross Country
    Kendall VanDine - Soccer

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    Sysco Central California is proud to honor the Fresno State Athlete of the Week, just as we're proud to serve our local foodservice industry with integrity, trust and a commitment to a healthier community. Since 1938, Sysco has partnered with Central Valley businesses with the goal of helping them flourish and succeed - often keeping family businesses strong for generations. At the same time, we support the people and organizations that make Central California such a special place to call home, including Fresno State and the student athletes who share Sysco's passion for excellence.



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