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Mormon returned missionaries in the NCAA tournament

Published: Thursday, March 17 2011 4:30 a.m. MDT

Both the men's and the women's brackets are set for the NCAA basketball tournaments, and there are several returned missionaries participating for their respective teams.

The Utah State men's team drew a 12th seed and will take on fifth-seeded Kansas State in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday at 8 p.m.

Six players on the Aggies' roster have served LDS missions:

  • Tyler Newbold, a senior guard from Payson High School, served a mission in San Bernadino, Calif.
  • Nate Bendall, a senior forward from Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, served a mission in Nauvoo, Ill.
  • Brady Jardine, a junior forward from Twin Falls High School (Idaho), served a mission in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Brad Brown, a redshirt freshman from Orono High School in Orono, Minn., served in Porto, Portugal.
  • Tai Wesley, a senior forward from Provo High School, served a mission in Mexico.
  • Matt Formisano, a senior forward from Heritage High School in Centennial, Colo., served a mission in Mexico.
  • The BYU men's team, a three seed, is facing 14th-seed Wofford Thursday in Denver at 5:15 p.m.

     

    Eight Cougars have been on LDS missions:

  • Jackson Emery, a senior guard from Lone Peak High School in Alpine, served a mission in Mexico.
  • Logan Magnusson, a senior forward from Wasatch High School in Heber City, served a mission in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Brock Zylstra, a sophomore forward from Bonita High School in La Verne, Calif., served a mission in New Zealand.
  • James Anderson, a junior forward from Page High School (Ariz.), served a mission in Guatemala.
  • Noah Hartsock, a junior forward from Bartlesville High School (Okla.), served a mission in Salt Lake City.
  • Chris Collinsworth, a sophomore forward from Provo High School in Provo, served a mission in Australia.
  • Nick Martineau, a sophomore guard from Davis High School in Fruit Heights, Utah, served a mission in Chile.
  • Stephen Rogers, a sophomore from Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz., served a mission in Cleveland, Ohio.
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    Three LDS Church members are also involved in the NCAA Women's Tournament:

  • Utah's Michelle Harrison is a senior from Mountain View High School in Orem.
  • Utah's Chelsea Bridgewater is a sophomore from Timpview High School in Orem.
  • Utah's Amy Krommenhoek is a freshman from American Fork High School in American Fork. The Utes are a No. 15 seed and will play a first-round home game in Salt Lake City against 2-seed Notre Dame Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
  • If you know of any others we missed, please send an e-mail to mormontimes@desnews.com and let us know. Then check our website during the tournament for weekly updates.

    e-mail: ttoone@desnews.com

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