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WOMEN'S TENNIS: The University of Utah women's tennis team will host Weber State today before hitting the road on Friday and Saturday to face Kansas State and the University of Kansas.

SOCCER: The Utah women's soccer team, coming off its fifth consecutive NCAA Championship appearance and back-to-back Mountain West Conference regular season titles, has signed six high school seniors to national letters of intent.

Joining the Utes this fall will be Nicole Cardon, a defender from Lehi; Erin Dalley, a forward from Centerville; Lauren Hair, a forward from Alpine; Christine Quinn, a defender from Bountiful; Morgan Skeen, a defender/midfielder from Coto De Caza, Calif.; and Alyssa Toomey, a defender/midfielder from Layton.


GOLF: Southern Utah University successfully defended its title at the third annual Pat Hicks Invitational golf tournament Tuesday, shooting 280 for a final tally of 562, three shots better than second-place University of Denver. The tournament was contested over the 6,781 yard, par-72 Sunbrook Golf Course, utilizing the Point and Blackrock nines.

Eric Nilsson led the way for the Thunderbirds, shooting 6-under-par 138 (70-68) for a share of fourth place. UVSC's Nic van Vuuren fired an 8-under-par for third, while Utah State's Preston Otte finished in a tie for 11th at 3-under-par and Utah's Nicholas Larson carded a four-under.

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VOLLEYBALL: Three highly regarded Utah high school athletes have signed national letters of intent to join the BYU women's volleyball program for the 2007 season.

The class includes outside hitter Christy Carpenter, a three-time all- state honoree out of Lone Peak High, outside hitter Christina Measom, who received all-state recognition twice at Lehi High, and rightside hitter Casey Speredon, another two-time all-state winner at Granger High.

BASEBALL: BYU right hander Jordan Muir has been named co-Mountain West Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week. Muir, a sophomore from Las Vegas, pitched four innings of shutout ball on the way to his first win of the season in BYU's 5-2 over Sam Houston State.


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Utah State senior Brittany Phillips was named the Western Athletic Conference women's basketball player of the week, it was announced by the league office on Monday. Phillips, a 6-0 senior forward from Mountain View High, tallied career highs of 25 points and 12 rebounds in Monday's 68-51 win at New Mexico State. She then added a team-high 12 points in Saturday's 57-53 win at Idaho, helping Utah State win back-to-back road games for the first time since November 2004. Phillips hit a season-high three 3-pointers in Monday's win as well.


BASKETBALL: Utah Valley State basketball players Peter Brown and Ashley Grimm have been named Scholar Athletes of the Month for January. Both players have been instrumental to their team's success this year on and off the court.

Brown, a senior from Murrieta, Calif., holds a 3.8 cumulative GPA and had a 3.94 fall semester GPA. He is majoring in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology. Brown was just recently named to the Division I Independent All-Academic team and the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 2nd Team.


BASEBALL: In a Sunday afternoon matinee in Roughrider Park on the campus of Yavapai College, the SLCC Bruin baseball team clobbered the Yavapai Roughriders, the No. 2 team in the country, 13-3.