BYU/S. Utah

WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS: BYU set a school record on bars and went over the 195 mark for the first time this season in a 195.05-192.7 win over Southern Utah Wednesday night in Cedar City.

Senior Angela Andersen continued her hot streak, winning the all-around title with a 39.325. Freshman Kelly Christensen was second with a 39.05. SUU's Tamara Turley (38.75) edged the Cougars' Natalie Emig (38.7) for third.

The Cougars' school-record 49.275 on bars, along with a 49.225 on floor and a 48.9 on vault helped offset a 47.65 on beam and lead the BYU to its highest score of the season.

Christensen won individual titles on vault (8.825) and bars (9.875). The Cougars swept the top four places on bars, with Denice Pauga tying Christensen's 9.875 and Andersen and Emig coming in at 9.85. Andersen won the beam title with a 9.85 and was second on floor with an identical mark of 9.85.

SUU's Dawn Kisselburgh was the winner on floor with the evening's only 9.9, tying a school record with the mark.

On a night honoring SUU's graduating seniors, Kisselburgh and Kimberly Nomura both turned in career-bests, with Kisselburgh's floor routine and Nomura's career-high-tying 9.825 on beam.

BYU closes its regular season against Utah in Provo on Saturday.


TRACK & FIELD: The BYU men's and women's teams will open the 1998 outdoor season Saturday in a four-team meet in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Competing in the quad-scoring meet will be host Cal Poly, Kent State, Southern California and BYU.

The meet is the first in a new track series organized and administered by the U. S. Track Coaches Association in cooperation with USA Track and Field. The new series will feature 21 meets at college campuses nationwide over an eight-week period and will include 65 universities.

Weber State

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Weber State's women's tennis team takes to the road after finals week playing in the UC-Irvine Spring Invitational on March 23-25 at Newport Beach, Calif.

The Wildcats will be joined by San Jose State, Depaul, Cal Poly-SLO, Santa Clara and host UC-Irvine.

The format is dual-match, round-robin play within two groups of three teams. Wednesday's championship schedule will match the first- through third- place finishers in each group to determine the winner.

The Wildcats open play Monday morning at 9 a.m. against UC-Irvine and in the afternoon against San Jose State.

Southern Utah

ALL-ACADEMIC: Southern Utah University's Myndee Larsen has been named to the GTE Academic All-America University Division first team.

Larsen, a 6-foot-5 senior from Idaho Falls, led the nation in field goal percentage with 72.4 percent and was fourth in blocked shots (3.2 a game) and 12th in scoring (22.1 points per game). She carries a 3.87 GPA in communications.