ACADEMIC HONORS: Nine football players, two men's runners and three women's runners from the cross country teams represent BYU on the Western Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
Those from the Cougar football team are: Alan Boardman, 3.72 in computer-integrated manufacturing; Ben Cahoon, 3.67 in physical therapy; Ben Cook, 3.62 in English; Lane Hale, 3.61 in advertising and public relations; Dustin Johnson, 3.24 in exercise physiology/medicine; James Johnson, 3.33 in public administration; Chad Lewis, 3.43 in speech; Ethan Pochman, 3.55 in design; and Jason Straw, 3.42 in exercise physiology.
Those from the women's cross country team are: Jessica Heiner, 3.85 in health promotion; and Caisa Monahan, 3.97, and Becky Ward, 3.74 in open majors.
Those from the men's cross country team are: Sam St. Clair, 3.49 in botany and Brandon Wilding, 3.67 in premed-dental microbiology.
CROSS COUNTRY RECRUITS: Lindsay Argyle and Sharolyn Shields have signed letters of intent to compete for BYU's women's cross country team.
Argyle, 5-5, from American Fork, is the Utah state cross country champion. Her time of 17:36 in the 5K broke the state record held by Elizabeth Jackson, now an All-American and Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year for BYU. Argyle has a 3.93 GPA.
Shields, 5-7, from Calgary, Alberta, was a member of the Canadian Junior team that competed in Africa last March in the same meet as Cougar All-American Courtney Pugmire. Shields is a provincial track champion and has a personal best of 4:36 in the 1,500.
DIVERS PACE WIN: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - BYU had to use an "Air Force" to defeat Air Force 151.5-148.5 in women's swimming and diving, Friday night in Colorado Springs.
Trailing the two-time defending Division II national champion 141-123 after the swimming events, BYU's powerful divers took over, sweeping the top five spots on the one-meter board and taking five of the top six spots on the three-meter.
In all, the Cougars and Falcons split wins in events, each winning eight individual titles in the 16-event meet.
Multiple event star Sarah McKeever brings home three titles from the meet, winning the 200 and 100 'flys and the 200 IM. Senior distance specialist Cherrill Haws grabbed double wins in the 1650 and 500 yard freestyles. Her time of 17:14.74 broke the Air Force pool record of 17:18.03. Sprinter Nicole Collard also came away with a swimming win for the Cougars, taking the title in the 200 free with a time of 1:54.27.
In diving, it was Julie Pothier Parkinson winning the one-meter title and Christina Conn grabbing the win in the three-meter event. The diving domination came despite the fact that the Cougars did not have last year's WAC Diver of the Year, sophomore Kristen Reeder, in the lineup.
The Cougar swimmers will join the men's team today to take on New Mexico. The meet will not include divers, because New Mexico does not field a diving team.
ACADEMIC HONORS: Five University of Utah football players have been named to the 1996 Western Athletic Conference all-academic team. They are: junior Danny Davis (3.21 in economics), senior Chad Folk (3.65 in elementary education), senior Brian Gibson (3.26 in Spanish), senior Jacinto Peterson (3.43 in sociology) and sophomore David Richards (3.32 in political science). An athlete must be at least a sophomore, have participated in 50 percent of his team's contests and have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average to make the all-WAC team.
TENNIS TEAM FACES UTAH: The men's tennis team opens its 1997 season on the
road with a dual match against the University of Utah on Monday at 5 p.m. at the Eccles Tennis Center.
The Wildcats are looking to rebound from a disappointing 1996 that saw them finish with a dual match record of 6-16, and placing fourth in the Big Sky Tennis Championship.
Keith Cox returns for his 23rd season as head coach. Wendy Compton returns in her seventh year as an assistant coach. This year's squad is a young group with only two juniors, two sophomores, and four freshmen. Returning are all-conference honorable mentions Blair O'Hara and Danny Novak.
Weber State's key losses from last year's team were Chris Neddo and David Pack. Both were on the 1995 Big Sky All-Academic Team.
HISTORIC BASKETBALL WIN: Salt Lake Community College won its first ever game at the College of Southern Idaho Friday, 65-60. The loss is only CSI's sixth at home in 16 years. Traimaile Bullock led the Bruins with 19 points and 12 rebounds while former Davis High standout Ryan Halliday had 10 points and 5 assists.