WAC HONORS DYE: James Dye, who returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown in BYU's victory over San Diego State, on Monday was named the Western Athletic Conference special teams player of the week.
The WAC's defensive player honors went to Karl Ballard of Colorado State and the offensive honors went to Josh Wallwork of Wyoming.
BYU INVITATIONAL: Firing a three-over 147 after 36 holes, Brigham Young's Ai Lian Lim sits atop the leader board at the BYU Women's Invitational in Springville, Utah.
The senior from Serembian, Malaysia shot a first round three-over 75, and followed up with an afternoon round of even par 72 at Hobble Creek Golf Course. In doing so, she has led the Cougars to the top of the leaderboard as well, with a team score of 599, 23 shots better than second-place Oregon State at 622. Penn State is next at 624, followed by South Florida's 632, and Washington State's 642 to round out the top five.
Other team scores are: Wyoming 643, San Francisco 649, Colorado 654, Montana St. 654, Colorado St. 658, Idaho 658, Oral Roberts 665, Weber St. 668, San Diego St. 674, Idaho St. 674, Montana 699, Boise St. 711, and Mesa St. 724.
Lim had help from her teammates in leading the Cougars to the top. Teammate Susanne Gillemo fired matching rounds of 74 to secure a tie for second place at four-over 148 with Laura Hammond of Penn State. Cougar Stephanie Belnap totaled a score of seven-over 151 after 36 holes to tie for fourth.
As a team, BYU is 23 shots over par, having totaled scores of 295 and 304 on the team par 288 course. The final round of the tournament takes place today.
CROSS COUNTRY: On paper both BYU's men's and women's cross country teams look strong and now they head into their season opener Saturday at the Washington Invitational in Seattle.
The Cougars are ranked 11th in the nation in the women's poll and 17th in the men's rankings.
The races will be contested at Lincoln Park in Seattle, with the men's 8K at 10:30 a.m. PST, followed by the women's 5K at 11:15 a.m.
MEN'S GOLF: The 27th annual Falcon Cross Creek Invitational saw both the team and individual competitions end in ties. Rice and California ended the 54-hole event with 878 but the Owls won the tournament based on a tie-breaker. Baylor's Chad Brandt defeated Air Force's Brian Crawford on the fourth playoff hole to win the individual title. Due to collegiate rules, both are still recognized as co-champions.
Utah tied for fourth at 881 and Weber State shot 896, four shots out of a top 10 finish.
MEN'S SOCCER: Todd Miller scored in the first half, but the difference came on a head-in goal by Jason Spain at the 14:25 mark of the second half. Trever Burnett was credited with the assist on the play. The Parsons are now 7-1.