#SAOTW: Fairweather and Chernykh 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.

Nick Fairweather - Golf
Sophomore - Windham, N.H. / Windham

  • Finished in a tie for 10th place at the Temple Invitational, held Oct. 12-13 at the Philmont C.C. In Huntington Valley, Pa.
  • Fired a two-under par score of 68 during the final round of play on Sunday, Oct. 28 – tying for his low collegiate round.
  • Carded three birdies on the back nine on Sunday.
  • Is the reigning A-10 Golfer of the Week.



Galina Chernykh - Tennis
Sophomore - Tomsk, Russia / Gymnasium 24

  • Helped lead Rhody to a 2-0 record on the week, downing both Monmouth (7-0) and Siena (5-2) at the URI Tennis Complex.
  • Defeated Monmouth's #1 player, Brooke Verdiglione, by a score of 6-0, 6-0.
  • Also knocked off Siena's #1, Ali Garrity, in straight sets (6-2, 6-2).
  • Teamed with Elizaveta Sadovnikova to pick up a pair of 8-2 wins at #1 doubles.
  • Is 7-1 in singles and 5-3 in doubles, competing at the top position each time out this season.


Previous BankNewport Student-Athletes of the Week

  • Oct. 7 - Wesley Matthews (men's soccer), Callan Kinnan (volleyball)