Battey, DeLuzio, Boee, And Derivan Named CU Athletes Of The Week, Presented By Arrow
BOULDER- Evan Battey (Men's Basketball), Brynna DeLuzio (Volleyball), Magnus Boee (Skiing), and Sophia Derivan (Tennis) are the CU Athletes of the Week, presented by Arrow.
In a road trip to the Washington schools, Battey averaged 17.0 points on 60.9 percent shooting from the field. The team's leading rebounder also averaged 5.5 points on the trip. In a win at Washington State, Battey had a team high 16 points, six of which came during a 14-2 run the Buffs used to close an early deficit.
In her first start at libero, DeLuzio didn't let much get by in either matchup against Oregon State. In a pair of wins, DeLuzio was a constant disruption for Beavers' attackers as a defensive stalwart at her new position. The former setter averaged 17.5 digs in the two meetings to open the 2021 volleyball campaign.
Boee shined in his first four races of the season, racking up three wins and one fourth place finish. The sophomore won the freestyle race at the RMSIA Invitational at Utah at Soldier Hollow and then finished fourth in the classic race the following day early in the week. At the Denver Invitational at Maloit Park, he swept the races, remaining undefeated on that course in his first two seasons. Boee and the Nordic teams helped move the ski team up from fourth into second place at the conclusion of the DU Invitational.
Derivan came out of her first weekend of tennis play near flawless. Partnered with Sara Nayar in the No. 1 doubles matchup against Metro State-Denver, Derivan helped lead the Buffs to a 6-2 victory. Competing in the No. 2 singles match, the Dublin, Ireland native sailed to another victory, winning 6-2 and 6-1.
Arrow AOW Winners To Date
January 11-17 2021: Mya Hollingshed (Women's Basketball), McKinley Wright IV (Men's Basketball), Filip Forejtek (Skiing)
History was made for both the men's and women's basketball programs in the week.
Against California, McKinley Wright IV became the all-time leader in assists in program history, passing Jay Humphries' 37-year old record of 562 assists. The feat occurred less than three minutes into the game when Wright IV fed Evan Battey for an easy layup. The North Robbinsdale, Minnesota native finished the game with a career-high 12 assists.
Hollingshed and the women's basketball program put an exclamation mark on the week for Colorado basketball when they upset Stanford, the No. 1 team in the nation. Well respected in the conference, Hollingshed broke onto the national scene when she scored a career-high 32 points. She added ten rebounds and five steals to her jaw-dropping performance. Hollingshed and the Buffs joined the volleyball program as the only teams to have beaten a No. 1 team during the regular season in Colorado Athletics history.
Forejtek started his 2021 season just how he left off 2020, on top of a podium. Forejtek started the week at the Denver Invitational where he earned two podium appearances. He finished second in the first GS race of the day and then went on to finish third in the afternoon's race. Later in the week at the Spencer James Nelson Memorial Invitational at Eldora Mountain Resort, Forejtek won his first college race, taking the second men's slalom title.
January 4-10 2021: McKinley Wright IV (Men's Basketball)
In a home win over the No. 17 Oregon Ducks, Wright IV was his typical self as he totaled 21 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
December 28 2020 - January 3 2021: Carson Wells (Football) and Mya Hollingshed (Women's Basketball)
In the Valero Alamo Bowl against Texas, Wells capped a sensational junior season recording six tackles, two sacks, and 2.5 tackles for loss. He had 16 tackles for loss (2.67 a game) on the season and led the team in sacks with 6.5. Wells was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award by the bowl.
Hollingshed averaged 17.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games. In a win over Washington, the senior scored 19 points where she shot 8-of-12 from the field.
December 21-27 2020: McKinley Wright IV (Men's Basketball)
In their lone game of the week, Wright IV recorded 21 points, seven assists, and four rebounds in a 10 point win against Grand Canyon in the Far West Classic.
December 14-20 2020: Dallas Walton (Men's Basketball) and Jaylyn Sherrod (Women's Basketball)
Walton averaged 16.0 points, three rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game in a perfect 3-0 week for the Buffs. Walton shined to end the week in a win against Washington in Las Vegas at the Far West Classic. The seven-footer scored a career-high 22 points, shooting an efficient six-of-seven from the field and a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line.
Sherrod averaged 17.5 points, two assists, and two steals in two games in the week. In a 30-point win over Utah, Sherrod scored a career-high 24 points, going 9-for-15 from the field and six-for-eight from free throws. The point guard also tied for the team lead in points with 11 in a close loss to No. 6 Arizona.
December 7-13 2020: Jaylyn Sherrod (Women's Basketball) and Brenden Rice (Football)