TRACK & FIELD: The BYU men's and women's track teams will travel to Buffalo, N.Y., on June 3-6 for the NCAA track and field championships, hosted by the University of Buffalo. The Cougar men and women's teams will enter the meet as champions of the Western Athletic Conference after both the men and the women won WAC titles last weekend at Rice University in Houston.
The Cougar women scored 249 points to easily outdistance second place SMU with 78. The Cougar men came from behind on the final day to win over Fresno State. BYU scored 129.50 points to the Bulldogs 109. For the women, it was the eighth consecutive WAC title. The BYU men won their 11th WAC meet in the last 14 years.
- BYU distance running star Maggie Chan has been named to the GTE Academic All-America District Team. The award comes in recognition for her accomplishments as a collegiate student-athlete.
Chan is a junior from Hong Kong who has participated in distance running for track and also as a member of the BYU national champion cross country team. She placed second on the WAC champion cross country team and 22nd at the NCAA meet.
WRESTLING: Three BYU wrestlers have won all-academic honors by the National Wrestling Coaches Association for the 1998 season.
Freshman Chris Miller of Provo was named to the All-Academic second team. Miller led the team this past season with 18 wins against 8 losses and was the WAC heavyweight champion.
Senior John Kelly of Sandy and Junior Gary Sanderson of Pleasant Grove received Honorable Mention recognition.
UVSC BASKETBALL: Utah Valley State College basketball coach Jeff Reinert has made a habit of sending his assistants on to Division-I programs, with six of his understudies moving on in the last two years. But in a reversal of the trend, Reinert will get one of his assistants back.
Gib Arnold, who was the first of Reinert's offerings to the Div. I ranks, will return next week to rejoin the UVSC staff.
Arnold, the son of former BYU head coach Frank Arnold, spent the past two years as an assistant at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. Prior to that he was on the coaching staff for UVSC's SWAC championship team in 1996. After a pair of down seasons at Loyola, in which the Lions posted just seven wins each year, Arnold has opted to return to what he hopes will be the old glory days with UVSC.