MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The third-ranked Cougars start an important road trip on Tuesday at Pacific University and then meet league powers Stanford and Hawaii on Wednesday and Saturday.
Pacific is in fifth place in the Pacific Division of the MPSF with a 4-10 league record. Stanford is ranked sixth nationally and in second place in the Pacific Division with an 11-5 league mark.
SWIMMING: Senior swimmer Byron Shefchik was one of 10 athletes named to the GTE-CoSIDA Men's Fall-Winter At-Large Academic All-America team Monday.
Shefchik, who has a 3.79 GPA in pre-physical therapy, has earned five NCAA All-America honors since returning from an LDS mission less than two years ago. Three of those awards came last week, when he earned second team honors in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke and finished fourth to log first team recognition in the 200 breaststroke.
TRACK & FIELD: Despite some nasty winter-like weather, the Weber State men's and women's outdoor track and field team posted impressive numbers over the weekend at the Stanford University Invitational.
Sharlyn Maughan, (Fr.-Rupert, Idaho), continued her amazing season for the Wildcats. Running in her first ever collegiate 5,000 meter run, she set a WSU school record with a time of 16.21.43. She placed fourth in the race and second among collegian. It is the third fastest women's 5,000 meter time ever run by an athlete in the Big Sky Conference, and it is the second fastest time in the country this season. The fastest was run in the same race by BYU's Courtney Meldrum (16:14.43). Maughan's time broke the oldest standing WSU women's outdoor record. The old record was 16:50.1 set in 1982 by All-American, Carmen Garduno.
Earlier this year, Maughan earned NCAA Division I Cross Country All-American honors by placing 24th at the national meet, and earned NCAA Division I Indoor All-American honors by placing fourth in the 3,000 meter run (9:26.36).
On the men's side, Jed Johansen (So.-Centerville, Utah) competed in his first outdoor 10,000 meter run, and ran the 8th fastest time in WSU history (30:13.59).
Greg McKinley (Jr.-Layton, Utah), ran in the 400 meter dash for the first time in nearly three years and posted a time of 47.34, just off the WSU school record of 47.28. McKinley returned from a two-year LDS Church mission last Fall.
Brian Hickman (Sr.-St. George, Utah) won the men's javelin throw with a season-best toss of 213-9.