WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Utah freshman Kim Smith, the Mountain West Conference Player and Newcomer of the Year, has been named a finalist for the 2003 NCAA Division I Kodak/Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-America Team. Joining her from Region 7, which includes member schools from the Mountain West, Western Athletic and Big Sky conferences, were Ashley Augsberger of Colorado State, Carrie Bacon of Wyoming, Allison Curtain of Tulsa and Cheryl Ford of Louisiana Tech.
SOFTBALL: The Utes connected for 16 hits to knock in 10 runs as they rolled past Morehead State, 10-1, on Friday afternoon at the Capital Classic. The win bumps the Utes to 9-15 on the year.
TENNIS: Freshman Jill Smith posted Utah State's lone victory in women's tennis as the Aggies fell to 24th-ranked South Carolina, 6-1, Friday afternoon at the Sports Academy in Logan.
VOLLEYBALL: The Cougars will be in action for three consecutive weeks starting today with tournament play at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The Cougars will also play at Utah on March 29 and will host the BYU Spring Tournament on April 4.
FOOTBALL: SUU has signed seven more players to national letters of intent, coach Gary Andersen has announced. The group includes three junior college players and four high school athletes.
The junior college transfers are Daryl Branton, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound cornerback from Eastern Arizona College; Michael Overly, a 6-2, 225-pound linebacker from Dixie State College; and Grant Smith, a 6-0, 190-pound safety from Dixie State. High school players committing to the Thunderbirds include Kareem Dennis, a 5-10 170-pound cornerback from Los Angeles Calif. (Fairfax HS); Levi Erickson, a 6-2, 230-pound linebacker from Salt Lake City (Cottonwood HS); Hans Lambson, a 6-1, 185-pound linebacker/safety from St. John's, Ariz. (St. Johns HS) and LaVar Porter, 6-2, 210-pound linebacker from Las Vegas, Nev.
SOFTBALL: Jenner Johnson scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie and send Southern Utah to a 3-2 win over Colorado-Colorado Springs Friday.
BASEBALL: Southern Utah's baseball team improved to 5-4 on the season after taking both ends of its series-opening doubleheader from Northwest Nazarene Friday afternoon in Cedar City.
The Thunderbirds used an eight-run fifth inning en route to a seven-inning 14-4 victory in the opener and pounded out a season-high 16 hits to win the finale, 12-1. Southern Utah will close its series with NWN Saturday with a pair of games starting at noon at Thunderbird Park on the SUU campus.