BASEBALL POSTPONED: Game 1 of the three-game series between Utah and Brigham Young was postponed due to snow with one out in the top of the third. The Cougars are up 4-2.
The game will be completed at 7 p.m. today. The two teams will then play a twin bill beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
With two outs in the first, BYU scored three runs off two base hits, two walks and a double.
Utah answered in the bottom of the second when sophomore Matt Ciaramella singled to right field and advanced to second when junior Eric Chevalier reached on a base on balls. Senior Mike Basham then tripled, driving in two runs.
Just before the game was called, the Cougars scored again when the lead-off batter walked and was brought home on a double by Kainoa Obrey.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: Senior Caroline Pollock recorded a win in both singles and doubles to lead Utah State to a 5-2 win against Montana Thursday at the Sports Academy in Logan. Utah State improved to 3-6 on the season, while Montana dropped to 8-7.
DIVING: Senior diver Aaron Russell led the way for the Cougars in the first day of competition at the men's NCAA Championships at the University of Texas in Austin.
Russell, a two-time second-team All-American, will now be able to add the title of first-team All-American to his list of accomplishments as he managed to qualify for the final round of the men's 1-M diving event. Russell is also the 2003 Mountain West Conference Champion in the 1-M, 3-M and platform diving events.
"We are feeling pretty good getting Aaron into the finals," said men's swimming head coach Tim Powers.
Also making strong showings for the Cougars in the diving events were senior Justin Beardall and sophomore Scott Randall. Beardall turned in an 18th place finish, just missing the field of 16 that would have ensured him a second-team All-America finish. Randall, in his first NCAA appearance, finished in the 25th spot.
Also making the trip to Austin is junior Randy Belliston, the MWC Champion in the 200 and 400 1-M. Belliston is the only Cougar swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Championships and it is also his first trip to the meet. Belliston finished 34th in the 200 1-M with a time of 1:49.41.
Competition at the NCAA Championships continues tonight with Russell in the finals of the 1-M, and then again Saturday. The Championships conclude Saturday.