TRACK: Jeff Simonich earned All-America status at last weekend's NCAA Track and Field Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.
Simonich, a junior from Tooele, was clocked in 13 minutes, 49.94 seconds in the 5,000 meters, making him the sixth American and the eighth finisher overall.
Simonich's time broke his school record by four seconds. It also qualified him for the upcoming USA National Championships in New Orleans.
TRACK HONORS: Freshman Shar-lyn Maughan became the first Wildcat, male or female, to earn All-American honors in both indoor and outdoor track and fall cross country in the same year.
Competing at the 1998 NCAA Division One Outdoor Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., Maughan placed fifth in a Big Sky Conference and Weber State record time of 16:09.58.
In other related track and field news, Weber State coaches Chick Hislop and Jim Blaisdell were named the 1998 Big Sky Conference's men's and women's outdoor track coaches of the year, respectively. Both men led their teams to Conference titles this season.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Two more players have signed to play next year at four-year schools. Nate Pugmire, a 6-8 forward out of Rich High, has committed to play at Southern Utah. Nate Chappell, a 6-1 guard out of Mountain View High, has signed with Alaska Anchorage.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Tirzah Church and Jamie Roberts received honorable mention recognition in the Kodac All-America listing.
Church, a 5-10 guard from Pleasant Grove, led UVSC and the Scenic West Athletic Conference in scoring with a 16.0 average. Roberts, a 6-4 center from Albuquerque, was second on the team in scoring with a 13.0 average and led the squad in rebounding with a 7.0 average.
BASEBALL: The second annual baseball camp has been rescheduled for Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Redwood Campus. Registrations accepted from 8-9 a.m. For information call 957-4515.