April 1, 2014
OREM, Utah - Four student-athletes were recognized as Perry Homes Scholar Athletes of the Month at Tuesday's Wolverine Club Luncheon on the campus of Utah Valley University. The Perry Homes Scholar Athlete of the Month award recognizes not only athletic prowess, but also dedication and commitment in the classroom. The student-athletes recognized Tuesday are: Brayden Eriksen of men's golf and Heather Mathison of women's golf (February), as well as baseball's Andrew Freter and softball's Josi Summers (March).
Junior Brayden Eriksen of men's golf has started in all nine of UVU's tournaments this year, posting a top-10 finish in six of those events. He currently leads the team in scoring average at 71.88 strokes per 18 holes and has finished runner-up in two tournaments this season. Most recently, the Qualicum Beach, Canada, native finished second at the Jackrabbit Invitational after carding a five-under 211 over three rounds. A marketing major, Eriksen compiled a 3.7 GPA last semester and holds a 3.59 cumulative GPA.
Junior Heather Mathison of women's golf recently recorded a 26th-place finish at the SUU Invitational in St. George after carding 16-over par at the 36-hole tournament. Mathison, who is the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) vice president for UVU, maintains a 3.86 GPA while studying biology and was named an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) last season. The Sandy, Utah, native posted her best finish of the season back in the August when she took fourth at the Wildcat Invitational after shooting a 73.
Andrew Freter, a senior from Meridian, Idaho, is the Wolverines' Friday starter and has a 3.83 ERA so far this season. After not allowing an earned run in his first appearance at Loyola Marymount, he pitched 8.1 innings at Arizona on Feb. 19 and allowed just two runs. Freter, who has a 4.0 GPA while majoring in exercise science, picked up a win at Dallas Baptist on March 21 to help UVU to a series win.
A pitcher from Tremonton, Utah, senior Josi Summers is coming off a strong weekend during which she helped the Utah Valley softball team to a three-game sweep of WAC rival Bakersfield in the conference's opening series. Summers went 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA against the Roadrunners. Earlier this season, Summers threw the first no-hitter in the program's Division I history in a 3-0 win over Albany at the Rebel Spring Games in Winter Haven, Florida. She currently holds a 3.76 term GPA in community health.