GYMNASTICS: For the third time this season, Utah State's gymnastics score was higher than the previous outing, but the Aggies (0-3) were still on the low end of the meet, losing to Boise State 195.700-192.400 Tuesday in Logan.
It was the Aggies' second defeat at the hands of the Broncos in 11 days after a 192.625-187.925 loss in the season opener on Jan. 11.
The Broncos (2-0) won all four events in the team standings and took top individual honors in all four events as well. USU junior Nicki Felley won the all-around with a season-high 38.775. Aggie freshman Jasmine Minion was named USU's most outstanding gymnast of the meet, as she was second on floor with a season-high 9.850, as well as third on vault with a 9.775.
FOOTBALL: Nine Southern Utah University football players have been named to the 2007 Great West Football Conference all-academic team, the conference announced Tuesday. The nine players mark the most SUU has placed on the team in the conference's four years of existence.
Matt Roan, Johnny Sanchez, Jimmy Judd, Drew Rykert, Brandon Godfrey, Robert Bala, Tyler Moser, Tysson Poots and Trevor Ward all earned recognition after playing key roles in the Thunderbirds' season and maintaining cumulative grade point averages of 3.2 or better.
Roan, Rykert and Godfrey are all repeat selections from last year's squad, while Roan, Sanchez and Judd all earned all-conference recognition this year.
INDOOR TRACK: Two Weber State track athletes were honored Tuesday as the Big Sky Conference Runners of the Week.
Sariah Long and Seth Pilkington picked up the weekly honors after their performances last Saturday at the Snake River Invitational in Pocatello, the first indoor meet of the season for both athletes.
Long was named the Big Sky women's track athlete of the week after winning the mile run at the meet in Pocatello. The Oceanside, Calif., native posted a career-best time of 4:57.04 to win the race by nine seconds and qualify for the Big Sky Championships.
Pilkington, a senior from Roy, also captured first place in the mile run at the Snake River Invitational. Pilkington posted a time of 4:10.73 in the meet to win the event and qualify for the Big Sky Championships. He was also just two seconds away from an NCAA Provisional qualifying time, and his time is the best in the conference so far this season. It was Pilkington's first track and field meet in nearly two years after he missed all of the 2007 track season with an injury.