Top Performers of the Week: March 13 -20

Aleathea Boon, Gymnastics - Junior; Auckland, New Zealand

The Auckland, New Zealand, native recorded a 39.100 to take home first-place honors in the all-around. It was her first all-around title of her career.

Boon led BYU on vault with a 9.850 and on floor with a 9.825, the second highest mark of her career, to help the Cougars to their second-highest floor score of the season.

Jesse Craig, Baseball - Senior; Las Vegas, Nevada

Right-hander Jesse Craig struck out eight Rebels in throwing a complete game last Saturday as BYU defeated UNLV, 5-3.

The win improves Craig's record to 3-2 and the Cougars' record to 13-7 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain West Conference. Craig scattered six hits and struck out Rebels in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth innings. In the fourth and sixth innings he struck out two Rebels when he set UNLV down in order.

The senior's 118 pitches kept scouts around through the ninth inning in his hometown.

"It will go down as one of my best outings," said Craig. "I felt like this was my game and I got stronger as I went along."

"Craig pitched awesome," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "I'm pleased with the way he came back after a bad outing earlier in the week."

Sofia Holden, Women's Tennis - Senior; Mexico City, Mexico

Senior Sofia Holden from Mexico City, Mexico is the women's tennis player of the week. Holden has won four of her last five singles matches, all in straight sets. Her only loss in the last five matches was to the No. 31 ranked player in the nation in a very close match. Holden has suffered knee and shoulder injuries this season, yet has continued as the team's emotional leader and loudest player on the court.

Dustin Lawrensen, Track and Field - Junior; Elk Grove, Calif.

Dustin Lawrensen set a new facility record in Monterey, Mexico this weekend with his throw of 51.71 meters/ 169 feet 7.75 inches. Lawrensen has already qualified for regionals. Lawrensen is in his first year with BYU. His career best is 172-8.0 in the discus is bound to fall this season.

Sandra Mazan, Track and Field - Freshman; Rzeszeow, Poland

Sandra Mazan set a new facility record and qualified for the regional meet with her time of 59.51 in the 400-meter hurdles. Mazan won the 2006 Polish National Youth Championships. Her career best is a 58:00.