DIVING: Senior Sterling Richards and junior Kelsey Patterson were named the MWC men's and women's divers of the week, respectively, after their performances against UCSD last week. This marks the fifth career award for Richards and the third for Patterson. Richards claimed both diving titles in the dual meet win over UCSD, 160.5-138.5. Patterson took top honors in the 1-meter and second in the 3-meter events in the women's 180-116 victory over UCSD.
MENS VOLLEYBALL: After a month of practice and several preseason matches in Canada and Dallas, BYU will conclude its fall practice schedule with the annual Blue and White match Friday at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse. The team will divide into two squads and give the fans a preview of what to expect when the season begins. During the month of October, the Cougars played six exhibition matches and finished 4-2.
MENS BASKETBALL: SUU takes to the court for an exhibition game Saturday at 7:30 p.m. when the Thunderbirds host Western New Mexico in the Centrum Arena. The Thunderbirds' second exhibition comes five nights later, Nov. 10, when they host Adams State College.
WOMENS SOCCER: SUU (7-3-6, 3-1-2 Mid-Con) heads to Tulsa, Okla., this weekend to begin its quest for the program's first-ever bid to the NCAA Womens College Cup as the No. 3 seed at the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Soccer Championships, hosted by Oral Roberts. SUU will face league co-champion Valparaiso (10-7-1, 4-2-0) tonight in a rematch of last Saturday's regular-season finale, in which the Thunderbirds upended the Crusaders 1-0 to clinch the second tourney berth in the program's five-year history.
SOCCER: Utah State soccer players Charity Weston and Liz Masson became just the fourth and fifth players in school history to earn first-team all-conference honors when the all-WAC teams were announced Wednesday. Tiffany McQueen was named a second-team all-WAC selection. Weston, a junior forward from Layton, led USU in points (18), goals (7) and assists (4). Masson, a senior defender from Salt Lake City, led the Aggie backline to six shutouts this season. A senior midfielder from Orem, McQueen had the game-winning assist against Idaho State earlier in the season.
MENS BASKETBALL: Veteran sportscaster Bill Marcroft has joined Cable Channel 95 as host of the coach's show for Weber State University basketball. Marcroft will interview head coach Joe Cravens every week during the Wildcat basketball season. The program will also feature players and game footage, according to Stephanie DeGraw, Cable Channel 95 owner. "The Coach's Corner with Cravens and Marcroft" will air every weekday at 6:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Cable 95, NUTV Northern Utah Television.
WOMENS SOCCER: Freshman forward Jenni Wright was named co-offensive player of the week by the United Soccer Conference for her performance last week against IPFW and Delaware State. Wright, a Bingham High graduate, had four goals and three assists in wins over IPFW and Delaware State.
BASEBALL: UVSC announced the date of the second annual Dave Nelson Memorial Scholarship & Alumni Golf Tournament on Thursday. The golf tournament and first-ever Green and Gold Alumni game will be held on April 13, 2006. Deadline to sign up will be on April 10, 2006. All money raised will go directly into a scholarship fund in Coach Dave Nelson's name, and given to a deserving Utah Valley State baseball player.
CORRECTION: Westminster College's volleyball team played Lewis-Clark State College, a fellow NAIA school in Lewiston, Idaho, over the weekend, and not Lewis and Clark College, a Div. III school from Portland, Ore.