ELECTED: BYU men's swimming coach Tim Powers has been named president-elect of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
The association oversees the rules and regulation of all divisions of college swimming. Following a three-year term as president-elect, Powers will serve three-years as president and three more years as past president.
Powers has coached at BYU for 22 years.
ACADEMIC HONORS: Utah State landed 21 student-athletes on the Big West Spring Academic teams.
Utah State was represented in all of its spring sports, including softball, men's golf, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track.
To be eligible for the academic teams, student-athletes have to maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA, have attained a sophomore standing academically and competed in at least 50 percent of their team's contests.
Thirteen of USU's selections came from its men's and women's track teams, which both won Big West championships this spring. Women's tennis had three selections, while the softball and men's tennis teams each had two recipients. Men's golf had one honoree.
In all, 194 spring sport student-athletes from the Big West were honored by the league for their success in the classroom.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Southern Utah University will open the Carrs Great Alaska Shootout against Conference USA champion Cincinnati.
The Thunderbirds and Bearcats will both be making their first appearance in the prestigious early season tournament, Nov. 25-28, as will Fresno State, Iowa State, Notre Dame and St. Mary's. Also participating will be Duke and host Alaska Anchorage.
Cincinnati, coached by Bob Huggins, finished 27-6 last year after advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament. SUU was 7-20 overall last year.
SUU and Cincinnati play in the tournament's opening game, Nov. 25. Southern Utah's second round opponent will be either Iowa State or St. Mary's, the teams which square off in game two of the tournament, also Nov. 25. Other first-round games include Fresno State vs. Alaska Anchorage and Duke vs. Notre Dame; those games are scheduled for Nov. 26.
All four second-round games are slated for Nov. 27, with four more games Nov. 28. The championship game, scheduled for Nov. 28, is one of three games to be televised live by ESPN.