#SAOTW: Melendez and Moody 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.

Tayra Melendez – Women’s Basketball  
Sophomore – Mattapan, Mass./The Rivers School

  • Tayra Melendez averaged 18 points per game in two contests last week.
  • She also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
  • Melendez shot 85.7 percent (12-for-14) from the free throw line.
  • Her 36 points combined accounted for 34 percent of Rhode Island’s points against Central Connecticut and Boston University




Josh Moody - Football  
Senior – Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville

  • Josh Moody led Rhode Island with a career-high eight tackles at Maine.
  • He also had a career-high three tackles for loss against the Black Bears.
  • Moody leads all CAA Football players with four blocked kicks this season.
  • A team captain this year, Moody was second on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss.



Previous BankNewport Student-Athletes of the Week

  • 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)