Utah State senior gymnast Barb Zahl and senior basketball player Randy Funk are among 21 who will be honored Thursday, March 7, at the sixth Big West Conference Scholar-Athlete Recognition Luncheon. The 11 female and 10 male recipients were chosen by their schools for outstanding achievement in athletic competition, academics and community involvement. All have grade averages of 3.0 or better.

Zahl, of Apple Valley, Minn., currently ranks in the NCAA's top 12 in all-around (12th), floor exercise and balance beam averages for the season. She was regional gymnastics meet director for Special Olympics.Funk is the Aggies' leading field-goal percentage shooter for the past two seasons, one of the top five field-goal percentage shooters in USU history.