Kassi Anderson, a cross country player of the week (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
The Top Performers of the Week feature highlights the top athletes of each sport currently in play. Check back each week to see which athletes are standing out in Cougar sports.
Kassi Anderson, Women's Cross Country - Junior; Provo, Utah
Two weeks after winning the MWC Championship race and being named Runner of the Year, junior Kassi Andersen finished third overall in the women's 6K with a time of 20:41.6. She finished behind Sally Kipyego of Texas Tech and Jenny Barringer of Colorado.
A two-time All-American, Andersen will next prepare for the NCAA National Championships to be held in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 20.
Chelsea Goodman, Women's Volleyball - Junior; Mesa, Ariz.
Cougar outside hitter Chelsea Goodman recorded double-digit kills in both of BYU's matches last week, bringing her season total to 22. Against Nevada, in what was an evenly distributed offensive effort for the Cougars, she recorded 12 kills on .320 hitting while leading BYU with two aces and posting six digs and one block. Two nights later, Goodman led the Cougars to their 16th sweep of the season in BYU's final home match of the year with 20 kills on a career-high .531 hitting. Her 20-kill night marked the sixth time this season she has reached the 20-kill mark and the 14th time this year she has led BYU in kills.
On the season, Goodman leads the league in kills and points while ranking seventh in aces, ninth in hitting percentage and 10th in digs.
Clay Ogden, Men's Golf - Senior; West Point, Utah
BYU senior Clay Ogden claimed his first career victory as No. 23 BYU won the first annual Food4Less Pacific Invitational on Wednesday at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, Calif.
Ogden hit a 12-under-par at the tournament closely beating out teammate Daniel Summerhays for the first place finish. Ogden's first place finish helped the BYU team finish first at the tournament.
Josh Rohatinsky, Men's Cross Country - Senior; Provo, Utah
Once again Josh Rohatinsky led the Cougars with his enduring performance. With a time of 29:51.6 in the men's 10K, he had a first place finish, four seconds ahead of North Arizona's Joseph Lomong. Throughout most of the race, Rohatinsky put himself in a leadership position and ran with the front pack. With less than a mile to go he pulled ahead and went on to a comfortable win.
This is Rohatinsky's fourth win of the season, including the MWC Championship where he was awarded All-Conference honors and named Runner of the Year.
Shawnee Slade, Women's Basketball - Sophomore; Taylorsville, Utah
Shawnee Slade picked up her first season and career double double with the 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. ISU, after playing a total of 24 minutes. The game was her first career start for the sophomore. Slade and teammate Mallary Gillespie led the team in scoring with 10 points a piece. Slade led the team in rebounds with 10 in the game.