TENNIS: In-state rivalries will be renewed at noon Saturday as BYU hosts Utah. BYU will honor seniors Chip Hand, Dominik Kaufhold and James Ludlow as well as 1938 state tennis champion Della Williams Lawrence. The 10-13 Cougars are 1-4 in Mountain West Conference play. The 12-9 Utes are 2-3 in conference play.
GOLF: The Weber State women's golf team defeated Utah Valley State 300 to 347 in a dual match Friday at Davis Park Golf Course. Jessica Thomas of Weber State claimed medalist honors, shooting an even-par 71.
ADMINISTATION:Doug Hoffman has been named the athletics media relations director at Utah State University. Hoffman will replace Mike Strauss, who served for 10 1/2 years before accepting a position in the athletic media relations department at the University of Kansas earlier this month. Hoffman has spent the last eight years as the associate director of media relations at USU.
TENNIS: Utah State women's tennis lost their second of three matches on Friday at the Appleton Tennis Center in Boise, Idaho, against New Mexico State, 4-3. With the loss, the Aggies drop to 7-9 for the season. Individual winners for the Aggies were Courtney Anderson, Erin Monson and Dee-Dee Nelson. USU plays Portland on Saturday. Utah State men's tennis was swept by Fresno State 7-0 Friday in Boise. The Aggies fell to 7-6 on the season and take on Boise State today at 6 p.m.
SOFTBALL: Junior catcher Heather Haak's game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave Utah State softball a thrilling 7-6 win overLouisiana Tech Friday afternoon in Logan. The win was the second in a row for the Aggies, who have now won three of their last five in improving to 12-23 overall and 2-5 in WAC play.
The University of Utah recorded its best finish of the spring season Tuesday at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, finishing second by one stroke to UC Davis. The Utes, who tied with UC Santa Barbara for second place, placed in the top five for the third straight tournament. Utah was led by juniors Dustin Pimm and Chris Gresh, who finished tied for fifth with a score of 1 under par. Nicholas Larson (t-25, 3 over par) and Steven Broker (t-25, 4 over par) also played well for the Utes. Utah will next travel to Provo to compete in the Cougar Classic, April 20-21.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: University of Utah head women's basketball coach Elaine Elliott has announced the signing of Katie King (Layton) to a national letter-of-intent. King is transferring to Utah from Salt Lake Community College.
Elliott, meanwhile, was honored by the Salt Lake County Mayor and Council Tuesday for her 500th career victory and many successful seasons at the U.
GYMNASTICS: Gael Mackie, a 2004 Canadian Olympian, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Utah gymnastics team. She plans to defer enrolling at the U. until the fall of 2008 in order to train for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.