HOOPS CAMP: BYU Women's Basketball holds its Cougar Cubs Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-12 today through Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Tuition is $295. Register by calling 422-4851. Local residents can also register in person at the Harman Continuing Education lobby on the BYU campus.
ACADEMICS: Gymnast Kristina Baskett is on the CoSIDA Academic All-America at-large ballot after making the all-District 8 first team. Baskett won four All-America awards, including a second-place finish on the vault and a bronze medal in the all-around, at the 2008 NCAA Championships. The junior, who maintains a 3.56 GPA in mass communication, helped Utah to its third straight NCAA runner-up finish in April. She is one of two Utes to win academic all-district honors. Sophomore Daria Bijak, who won second-team All-America honors in the all-around and on the floor exercise, was named to the second-team. Bijak, a theater major, boasts a 3.93 cumulative GPA.
SOFTBALL CAMP:Utah State softball coach Candi Letts will conduct a summer camp for ages 8-18, July 15-17. The resident camper fee is $250 while the non-resident camper fee is $225. A nonrefundable deposit of $75 is due by July 1 with the remainder of the balance due at registration. Contact the USU Softball Office at 435-797-0553.
FOOTBALL TICKETS: Season tickets for USU's 2008 football season are on sale. The Aggies host six games this fall, including matchups with BYU and Utah. Season tickets for west-side chair seats are $150 and require a Big Blue Scholarship Fund donation. East-side tickets are $110 and general admission tickets are $100.
In addition to season tickets, Utah State is also offering an Aggie Family Season Plan, which includes two adult and three Junior Aggie general admission tickets for $310. Fans also can continue to purchase Junior Aggie tickets for $50.
ALL-INDEPENDENT HONORS: Utah Valley seniors Marcus Moore (10-5, 2.86 ERA) and Scott Croshaw (.341, 14 2Bs, 41 RBIs) were both named to the Division I All-Independent Baseball First Team on Tuesday. Voting was conducted among both the head coaches and sports information directors at the 13 Independent schools.
Three Wolverines were also named to the Division I Independent All-Academic Team. Moore, sophomore Jace Brinkerhoff and senior Adam Openshaw were honored for their success in the classroom.
WOMEN'S GOLF: The Wolverines signed four more golfers to letters of intent including Weber State transfer Erika Baldwin.
Baldwin, twins Monica and Stephanie Fox, and Abby Wheeling will join fall signee Brittany Butler as newcomers in the fall of 2008.
"We are extremely happy with the recruits we have signed this spring. All four girls are accomplished players and bring tournament experience to our team," said head coach Denise Larson. "The combination of these girls, along with Brittany and our returning players, we will again see a marked improvement in the UVU women's golf program next year."
PALMER HONORED: The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has named sophomore pitcher Lindsey Palmer to the NJCAA Division I Louisville Slugger/NFCA 1st Team All American. The All American team is selected from the South, MidWest and Western All Region selections voted on by the members of the NFCA. Palmer is one of sixteen players selected to the first team and the first Salt Lake CC player to be named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All American Team.
TRACK: Weber State senior Sariah Long earned a spot in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships after her performance Saturday at the NCAA West Region. Long finished third in the women's 3,000 steeplechase, posting a time of 10:06 to qualify for the national meet.