Hawkins, Tremblay Named CU Athletes of the Week
BOULDER--Quarterback Cody Hawkins (football) and Laura Tremblay (cross country) earned Athlete of the Week awards for the week of November 8-14 after their stellar performances.
Hawkins showed true Buffalo heart against the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday. The senior led the Buffs to a 34-14 victory the week after his father Dan Hawkins was relieved of his coaching duties. Behind interim head coach Brian Cabral, Hawkins recorded 16-of-24 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns. He moved the Buffs down the field with eleven first downs, including an important QB sneak on a fourth down conversion.
His passer rating of 201.02 was the highest of his career. In addition to his CU Athlete of the Week honor, his performance nabbed him a conference award as he was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.
Hawkins' performance also moved him into second place on CU's career passing yards list (7,044). He is 331 yards shy of becoming Colorado's all-time career passing leader. Joel Klatt holds the record with 7,375 yards during his time at CU from 2002-'05. Hawkins leads currently in attempts (1,163) and touchdowns (55) for Colorado.
Tremblay earned a third-place individual finish at the NCAA Mountain Region Championship. Her time of 20:23.9 led the No. 8 Buffaloes into a third place team finish, and she finished only 21.4 seconds behind the winner. Tremblay has demonstrated her smart racing techniques time and time again; this is the second all-region honor she owns. Her amazing race also helped CU earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships later this month.
Also nominated this week were women's basketball player Chucky Jeffery, cross-country runner Joe Bosshard, and men's basketball player Alec Burks.
Sophomore Jeffery started for the Buffs in their season-opener against Regis. The guard contributed 13 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and six steals in Colorado's 76-38 victory.
The men's cross country team finished second overall in the NCAA Mountain Region Championship behind Bosshard. His eighth place individual finish of 30 minutes, 8.0 seconds also earned him his second all-region honor. The No. 9 Colorado team also qualified for the NCAA Championships behind his leadership.
Burks led the way as the Buffs earned new head coach Tad Boyle his first CU victory. Burks went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line (six of those shots coming with under one minute remaining in the game), and scored 20 points overall. Colorado's 88-80 victory over Idaho State improved the Buffs to 14-1 in season openers in the last 15 years.