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GYMNASTICS: University of Utah gymnastics coaches Greg and Megan Marsden and Aki Hummel will host a Chalk Chat for Ute gymnastics fans Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Huntsman Center lounge. Admission, parking (after 6 p.m., south side of the Huntsman Center only) and a signed team poster are free. This is the second year Utah has held the chalk talk.

Also, the entire Utah gymnastics team was named to the athletic director's honor roll for the fall semester. It requires a 3.0 or better grade point average. Six of the 10 members made the Dean's List (3.5 and above): Theresa Kulikowski (4.0), Deidra Graham (4.0), Shannon Bowles (3.94), Kim Allan (3.81), Annie Medcalf (3.80) and Annabeth Eberle (3.68).

Kulikowski, a junior in eligibility, has a cumulative 4.0 GPA. Utah's team GPA was 3.69 last semester.

CRIMSON CLUB: Ute head basketball coach Rick Majerus will speak at a Crimson Club luncheon on Thursday at noon at the University Park Marriott Hotel. The public is invited with the meal costing $15 per person.

SOCCER: For the second consecutive year, Utah soccer player Amy Kofoed was named to the SoccerBuzz all-West second team. Kofoed wrapped up the 2001 season with a team-leading 12 goals, six assists and 30 points while leading the Utes to an 11-7 overall record.

Kofoed concluded her senior season as the all-time leader in goals at Utah with 46. Her 108 career points is also a school record. With 21 career assists, she is tied for the school's all-time mark.

SKIING: The University of Utah ski team resumed competition at the Montana State Invitational this week with the cross country events on Wednesday and Thursday. The Utes currently hold a four-point lead at the invite after a top-notch performance by the alpine team last weekend.

The alpine team gave Utah a four-point lead over Denver. Petra Svet took first place in the women's giant slalom, while Pierre Olsson placed first in the men's slalom and added a second place finish in the giant slalom.

Annik Boulva and April Mancuso placed third and fifth, respectively, in the slalom. Freshman Madaileine Sparks-Krebbs finished in a tie for sixth place in the GS. Defending NCAA slalom champion Jernej Bukovec tied for fourth in the slalom, while Scott Woodland and JoshWhitham captured seventh and eighth in the GS.

Utah State

BASKETBALL TICKETS: For the remainder of the 2002 Utah State basketball season, the school will offer special ticket sales for all Thursday games.

"High Five Night" will take place every Thursday that USU hosts a basketball game beginning with this Thursday's game versus Big West Conference-leading UC Irvine. During "High Five Night," fans can purchase tickets in any of the top five rows of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for just $5.

Game time for Utah State's matchup with UC Irvine Thursday has been changed to 9 p.m.; all other Thursday night games will take place at 7 p.m.

For more information contact the Utah State ticket office at 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305.

ATHLETE OF WEEK: Jessenia Abrego has been named the USU Athlete of the Week. The award is voted on by a local media panel.

The senior was named the Gymnast of the Meet in USU's season-opening, comeback win over Cal State Fullerton in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Friday. Abrego won the floor exercise with a 9.80 routine and took second on bars with a 9.775.

FOOTBALL: Utah State head football coach Mick Dennehy announced Tuesday the signing of Justin Jackson and Trevor Hutton to national letters of intent to compete for the Aggies.

Jackson, a 6-3, 262-pound defensive end from City College of San Francisco earned first-team all-Golden Gate Conference honors for head coach George Rush this past season as the school won its second consecutive junior college national championship.

Jackson's father, Michael, played for eight seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, while his brother Chris was a starting fullback for the UCLA Bruins. He chose Utah State over Idaho. Hutton, a 6-2, 300-pound offensive guard from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., earned second-team All-America honors for head coach Chris Dutra as a sophomore this past season.


BASEBALL: Juniors Matt Carson and Kainoa Obrey have been selected to All-America baseball teams by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball magazines, respectively.

Carson, a right fielder from Yucaipa, Calif., ranked 25th last season in the NCAA, with 70 RBI and 18 home runs with a .335 batting average. He was selected to Baseball America's second team.

Obrey, a third baseman from Honolulu, batted .381 with 86 hits and 20 doubles last season. He was named to Collegiate Baseball's preseason All-America third team.

Weber State

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Weber State senior guard Stephanie Stanger was named Big Sky Player of the Week Monday for her performance last weekend. Stanger earned her second Big Sky Player of the Week award after averaging 21 points, three rebounds, six assists and 1.5 steals in Weber State's two wins to open the Big Sky season.


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Four T-Birds scored in double figures as the Southern Utah women's basketball team cruised past IUPUI, 77-65, Monday night in Indianapolis.