#SAOTW: Janes and Rybicki Named BankNewport Student-Athletes of the Week

The University of Rhode Island Department of Athletics has partnered with BankNewport to recognize select Student-Athletes of the Week throughout the 2013-14 academic year. Each Monday, the best male and female performers from the previous week will be featured on GoRhody.com.


William Janes – Men's Track & Field    
Newport, R.I./Rogers

  • Won the URI Coaches Tribute meet with a career best 63' 5.5" in the weight throw. 
  • This mark currently leads the conference and is ranked 45th in the country.
  • The throw over the weekend was the seventh longest all-time in URI history.
  • Second time placing first in weight throw this season. He also won the weight throw at the Sorlien Invitational on Jan. 18.

 

 

 

 


Genevieve Rybicki - Women's Track & Field    
Hillside, N.J./Iowa Western College

  • Placed first in weight throw in Coaches Invitational (57' 3").
  • Second time placing first in weight throw this season. She also won the weight throw at the Sorlien Invitational Jan. 18.
  • Rybicki's throw was an ECAC Qualifying mark.

 

 

 

 


Previous BankNewport Student-Athletes of the Week

  • Dec. 9 - Xavier Munford (men's basketball), Chaya Zabludoff (swimming & diving)
    Dec. 2 - Gilvydas Biruta (men's basketball), Kerry Wallack (women's basketball) 
  • Nov. 25 - Xavier Munford (men's basketball), Chaya Zabludoff (swimming) 
  • Nov. 18 - Tayra Melendez (women's basketball), Josh Moody (football)
  • Nov. 11 - Ifeanyi Onyekaba (men's basketball), Lena Vedder (volleyball)
  • Nov. 4 - Paige Ethier (women's cross country), Andy Hess (men's soccer)
  • Oct. 28 - Galina Chernykh (tennis), Joseph Leavitt (golf)
  • Oct. 21 - Samantha Leyh (women's soccer), Dylan Smith (football)
  • Oct. 14 - Galina Chernykh (tennis), Nick Fairweather (golf)
  • Oct. 7 - Callan Kinnan (volleyball), Wesley Matthews (men's soccer)