KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island freshman Nicole Valdez was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Valdez shared the honor with Duquesne's Amberly Valeriano.
Valdez, a native of Providence, R.I. earned her first career conference accolade after she won the weight throw at the Brown Invitational this past Saturday. Her mark of 15.96 meters (52'4.5") was a personal best and also sits fifth in the A-10.
Valdez and the rest of the Rhody women's track team returns to competition this weekend at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship hosted by George Mason.