WOMEN'S TENNIS: Holly Parkinson, BYU's No. 1 singles player, was seeded seventh among the top 16 players, it was anounced Saturday at the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships.
Parkinson, a freshman from Houston, along with Eline Chiew and Adrien Jenkins, begin their competition on Labor Day on the Notre Dame campus.
Parkinson comes into the tournament with a 34-8 record in singles. She will take on Raluca Gheorghe of Oklahoma.
Eline Chiew will play against Stephanie Nickitas, from Florida in her singles match. Chiew has a 34-6 record in singles.
Chiew and Adrien Jenkins will also compete in doubles and their first round opponents are Miringoff/Allegre from Arizona. Jenkins/Chiew are BYU's number one doubles team and have posted a 19-12 record.
Clark Barton, BYU's head coach was pleased with the draw his players received.
"Both Holly and Eline will be playing two very solid tennis players.
But both are very talented and this will give them a chance to show off their talent," said Barton.
BASKETBALL SIGNEE: Jeff Blackett (6-7, 200), a senior a Weber High, has given his commitment to Weber State basketball coach Ron Abegglen, to play for the Wildcats. Blackett becomes the 8th player signed by Abegglen this Spring.
"We kept a close eye on Jeff all season long and saw him make tremendous progression as a player," said Abegglen. "He's a great shooter from all over the floor and made several game winning baskets during the season. He's the kind of player who could play two or maybe even three positions for us."
Blackett was Weber High's leading scorer, averaging 23.6 points per game. He shot 52 percent from the field and averaged nearly nine rebounds per game as well. He was named First Team All-State and Honorable Mention Prep All-American.