NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Utah Valley’s Tim Rowberry and Zandrea Nelson have been named Great West Conference Athletes of the Week after outstanding performances last week at the Snake River Invitational. The inaugural awards of the 2012 season were announced Friday by the conference office.


Rowberry received the men’s honor after winning the 800 meters at the meet that also featured teams from Weber State, Utah State and host Idaho State. The senior from Orem, Utah, ran the event in in a school-record time of 1:51.19.


The women’s award at the Pocatello, Idaho, event went to Nelson, a senior from Hazelton, Idaho. Nelson won the 400 meters in a school-record time of 56.33 and placed second in the 200 meters with a time of 25.29.


Other standout performers nominated for the weekly honors were Houston Baptist’s Jake Adkins and Hiba Kreidie, North Dakota’s Roman Waldera and Christine Weinreich and Seattle U’s Stephen Squatrito and Hannah Mittelstaedt.