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Hudspeth Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

April 26, 2017

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV Track & Field junior Najia Hudspeth has been named the Outstanding Rebel of the Week presented by Air Force Reserve, the school announced Wednesday.

The award goes to the student-athlete who turned in the best individual performance during the previous week of competition from Monday through Sunday as voted on by the UNLV Athletic Communications department.

Hudspeth, from La Palma, Calif., finished first in all four events she competed in at the Fresno State Bulldog Invite last weekend in Clovis, Calif. In her individual events, she took first in both the 100 meter and 200 meter events, recording times of 11.49 (w) and 23.24 (w), respectively. Hudspeth also teamed up with fellow Rebels Kaysha Love, Destiny Smith-Barnett and Drea Austin to capture first place in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 44.71, while the quartet of Hudspeth, her twin sister Nylia Hudspeth, Austin and Mandy Chitwood recorded the fastest 4x400 meter relay time of 3:41.24 to beat out the rest of the field.

The Rebels are back in action this weekend in Irvine, Calif., at the UC Irvine Steve Scott Invitational, April 28 & 29.

2016-17 Outstanding Rebel of the Week Award Winners
Aug. 31 - Dakota Blazak, Women's Soccer
Sept. 7 - Devonte Boyd, Football
Sept. 14 - John Oda, Men's Golf
Sept. 21 - Sophie Cortes, Women's Soccer
Sept. 28 - Katie Ballou, Women's Soccer 
Oct. 5 - Alexis Patterson, Volleyball  
Oct. 12 - John Oda, Men's Golf
Oct. 19 - Evan Pantels, Football
Oct. 26 - Jakob Amilon, Men's Tennis
Nov. 2 - Lily Sender, Women's Soccer
Nov. 9 - Tom Paco-Pedroni, Men's Swimming
Nov. 16 - Danny Musovski, Men's Soccer
Nov. 23 - Oscar Velazquez, Men's Soccer
Nov. 30 - Nikki Wheatley, Women's Basketball
Dec. 7 - Bree Hammel, Volleyball
Dec. 14 - Nikki Wheatley, Women's Basketball
Jan. 11 - Brooke Johnson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 18 - Carol Zi Yang, Women's Tennis
Jan. 25 - Jovan Mooring, Men's Basketball
Feb. 1 - Dylan Gonzalez, Women's Basketball
Feb. 8 - Jakob Amilon, Men's Tennis
Feb. 15 - Dakota Gonzalez, Women's BasketballFeb. 22 - Mackenzie Raim, Women's Golf
Mar. 1 - Tom Paco-Pedroni, Men's Swimming
Mar. 8 - Harry Hall, Men's Golf
Mar. 15 - Carol Zi Yang, Women's Tennis
Mar. 22 - Shintaro Ban, Men's Golf
Mar. 29 - Aiwen Zhu, Women's Tennis
Apr. 5 - Destiny Smith-Barnett, Track & Field 
Apr. 12 - Jakob Amilon, Men's Tennis
Apr. 19 - Anna Bogoslavets, Women's Tennis
Apr. 26 - Najia Hudspeth, Track & Field

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