King, Garner tabbed for A.I.I. weekly honors

A.I.I. Female Athlete of the week - Kelly King A.I.I. Male Athlete of the Week - Rex Garner
Kelly King Rex Garner

For the second straight week, University of Houston-Victoria athletes have swept Association of Independent Institution weekly athlete honors for the week ending April 4, 2011.

UHV infielder Kelly King has been named the A.I.I. Female Athlete of the week, while Rex Garner has been tabbed as the A.I.I. Male Athlete of the Week.

King, a junior from Delta, British Columbia, Canada, finished the week hitting at a .462 clip going 6-for-13 at the plate with two RBI and two runs. She had a triple and a .615 slugging percentage as the Jaguars split series with Texas Southern and Houston Baptist.

Garner, a senior pitcher from Victoria, went 2-0 on the week with a 1.80 ERA in wins over the university of the Incarnate Word and UT-Brownsville. In two starts, he had one complete game and worked 10 innings allowing four runs on 13 hits and three walks, while striking out seven.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow