BASKETBALL: Utah Valley's Ryan Toolson has been named the men's NCAA Division I Independent Player of the Week, his fifth weekly honor. Toolson scored a career-high 38 points in the Wolverines' 99-89 overtime win over Chicago State. That ties former UVSC standout (and current NBA guard) Ronnie Price's single-game school scoring record.
INDOOR TRACK: Utah State women's track athlete Amy Egan has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's track athlete of the week.Egan, a senior from Latrobe, Pa., was one of two Aggies who placed first in their individual events at the Boise State Bronco Invitational. She won the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:10.33, bettering her conference-leading time by a second and a half. The time was also the second-fastest in USU history, just .03 behind the school record of 2:10.30 set in 2006 by Jill Steele.
TENNIS: Utah State's men's team will match up against in-state foe Weber State today at 1 p.m. in the Aggies home opener at the Sports Academy and Raquet Club.
GOLF: In the opening tournament of the spring season, the BYU women's golf team is tied for second place at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. After the first round, junior Natalia Jimenez and sophomore Daphne Vines lead the team tied for 10th place at 2-over-par.The Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge is a 15-team tournament including 84 competitors and is being held at the par-71 Palos Verdes Golf Club. The tournament tees are set at 5,912 yards.
TENNIS: The No. 58 BYU women's tennis team will return home to host a pair of dual matches against ranked opponents in No. 49 Boise State and No. 72 Texas Tech this weekend. The Cougars (2-5) hope to rebound after suffering a loss to Notre Dame on Feb. 5.Boise State is coming off a pair of successful sweeps against No. 67 Utah and Eastern Washington. The nation's 81st-ranked singles player, Bianca Jochimsen, is helping to lead the Broncos to a 2-1 record, along with the No. 40 doubles pair of Polina Kokoulina and Pichitira Thongdach.
SOFTBALL: After finishing its first tournament 5-0, the BYU women's softball team heads to Las Vegas to compete in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic this week.
The Cougars will face Northwestern State on Thursday at 5 p.m. for their first contest of the Tournament. On Friday at noon, they will play No. 9 Oklahoma, who is 3-2 on the season. The Cougs then play 3-2 Missouri at 3 p.m.During its final day at the tournament, BYU faces Kansas at 9 a.m. and San Jose State at noon. Kansas is 5-1 on the season, while San Jose State is 1-3.
TRACK: The Utah track and field team heads to two different meets this weekend. The throwers are off to Flagstaff, Ariz., for the Northern Arizona Invitational, while the rest of the team heads to Ames, Iowa, for the Iowa State Classic.
SOFTBALL: The Utah women's softball team, off to it's best start since 1985, puts its 5-0 record on the line on this weekend at the Kajikawa Classic, Feb. 15-17, where its opponents include No. 25 Oregon State.
The Utes opened the 2008 campaign with a 5-0 record at the Red Desert Classic. Highlights included a 4-1 win over Idaho State and a 9-0 victory over Southern Utah.