Men's swimmer Tom Paco-Pedroni earns Rebel of the Week honors after winning four of five individual events last weekend.
The 2016 Mountain West Regular Season and Tournament Champions will face fourth-ranked BYU in Provo, Utah, on Friday, Nov. 11 in NCAA First Round game.
UNLV will make its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2006 after claiming the Mountain West Conference Tournament title on penalty kicks.
UNLV and San Diego State will meet in the conference title game on Saturday night at 7 p.m. for the first time in tournament history.
UNLV scores two first half goals and holds off a late Utah State rally to win 2-1 and advance to program's first Mountain West Conference Championship game since 2007.
(2015-Junior): Played in all 21 games with starts in all but two games…Scored three goals with three assists for nine points, tied for fourth-highest on the team…Notched the game winning goal in a 3-1 victory over in-state rival Nevada, Reno (Oct. 30)…Assisted on the game winning goal in the 1-0 season-opener against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Aug. 21)…Placed 10 of 21 shots on goal.
(2014-Sophomore): Was the second-leading scorer on the team with 10 points, thanks to four goals and a pair of assists ... Best game of the year was against Saint Francis (Aug. 31) as she posted a goal and an assist ... Played in all 19 games while starting 18.
(2013-Freshman): Missed the first six games of the season after being hospitalized ... Played in the next 14 games and recorded six starts ... Her three goals tied for third-best on the team, while she added one assist for seven points, which ranked her fourth ... Earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors on Oct. 28 after posting two goals and one assist in wins over Air Force (Oct. 25) and at Wyoming (Oct. 27) ... Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Colorado State (Oct. 13).
High School: Started every game in 2012 while leading Arbor View High to the division championship and the Northwest Region quarterfinals in her only year at the school after moving from Arizona ... Spent her senior season attending AISHS in Las Vegas ... While in Arizona, she played the 2009-10 season for Desert Vista HS in Chandler, and 2010-11 for Valley Vista HS in Surprise.
Club: Played for Sereno 95 (Phoenix, Ariz.), five-time State Cup champions and region quarterfinalists in 2010 ... Joined Heat FC 95 in Las Vegas in 2011 (playing along with classmate Courtney Anderson), and was the leading goal scorer for the team in the summer of 2012.
Personal: Dakota Brianne Blazak ... Born on Jan. 16, 1995, in Wheatridge, Colo. ... Daughter of Laura Blazak ... Has two sisters, Kaitlyn (23) and Madison (19) ... Majoring in graphic design.