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Jones, Tremblay Named CU Athletes of the Week

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    [h=1]Jones, Tremblay Named CU Athletes of the Week[/h] Release: 01/29/2013 Courtesy: Paul Swenson, Student Assistant SID


    BOULDER- Track and field’s Liz Tremblay and Mark Jones were honored with this week’s CU Athlete of the Week for their play during the week of Jan. 21-27. CU's Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Silk®, Horizon® and International Delight®.

    Senior sprinter Liz Tremblay continued to light up the CU track and field record book, clocking the second fastest 800-meter time in CU history at the UW Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Tremblay raced to a time of 2:08.91 in the top section of the 800, finishing just slightly behind Stanford's Kori Carter (2:08.40). This is the second straight week that Tremblay has raced to a PR and the second spot on one of CU's charts.

    The fastest time for a Buffalo in the 800 is 2:05.29, which was set by Mary Decker (now Slaney) in 1978.

    Mark Jones recorded a lifetime best in the high jump as he cleared 7 feet, 1.50 inches to tie for first place on Saturday at the UW Invitational. The jump is the fourth best ever in CU history and placed him third on the performer's list behind Jason Dudley and Bill Jankunis. His jump was the best by a Buff since 1993, when Mark McDonald cleared 7-1. Jones tied with Stanford's Jules Sharpe.

    Also nominated for this week’s award were Winde Janssens(tennis), Jamee Swan(woman’s basketball), and Andre Roberson(men’s basketball).

    Junior Winde Janssens was victorious in both of her matches Sunday at the Air Force Academy. An early 3-2 break in her doubles match helped Janssens and Tenorio to an 8-2 win, making it their fourth win as a pair.

    At the No. 3 singles position, Janssens put the Buffs on the board with a solid 6-3, 6-2 victory.

    Jamee Swan instigated a much needed spark off the bench in road setbacks to a pair of top 10 teams this week. Swann led Colorado and tied a career-high with 14 points on a personal-best 7-of-9 from the field in the loss at No. 6 Stanford. She also grabbed six boards, three on each of the offensive and defensive ends. Swann hit 71 percent from the field in the week in just over 20 minutes per game. She also made 3-of-5 shots for six points at Cal, grabbing four rebounds with a block and a steal.

    Junior forward Andre Roberson averaged a double-double with 13.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in Colorado's home sweep with victories over Stanford (75-54) and California (81-71). Highlighted by a career-tying 20-rebound performance against the Cardinals, Roberson also tallied 12 points, three blocks, three steals, and two assists in the 21-point win. Two days later, Roberson picked up two early fouls and remained on the bench most of the entire first half. He scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, also grabbing five rebounds as the Buffaloes defeated the Golden Bears by 10 points. CU improves to 4-4 in Pac-12 play and 14-6 overall, and now have won three-straight games. Roberson averaged 52.9 percent (9-of-17) from the field, 66.7 from the 3-point are (2-of-3), and 63.6 at the free throw line (7-of-11). He also averaged two blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals.

    Entering the weekend, Roberson led the nation in rebounding and is tied for first among conference players with eight double-doubles.


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