Briefs: Local Sports October 16, 2008

College Football

• Mav Club hosts tailgate party

The Mesa State College Maverick Club is hosting a tailgate party starting at 4:30 today in the Stocker Stadium parking lot.
The party will be catered by Texas Roadhouse.

Tennis

• GJ’s Wright playing on USA team

Susan Wright of Grand Junction earned a spot on the International Tennis Federation’s USA team for the Seniors & Super-Seniors World Team Championships.
The nation’s top tennis players in age groups from 35-80 are competing this week against 375 teams from 38 countries in Antalya, Turkey.
Tuesday, Wright, ranked No. 1 in her age division, defeated Lynette Duncan of New Zealand 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. The USA team won all three of its matches in the Group 1 round-robin by 3-0 scores and is the top seed in the bracket portion of the tournament, which runs through Saturday. The USA received a first-round bye and plays either Switzerland or France in the second round.

College Cross Country

• Mesa freshman earns RMAC award

Mesa State’s Alexis Skarda is the RMAC women’s runner of the week.
The freshman from Denver finished first in the Nebraska-Kearney Open on Saturday in Kearney, Neb., with a personal best time of 22 minutes, 4 seconds. Her time was almost 30 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
Skarda has been the top runner for Mesa State in each race she’s competed this season.

College Soccer

• Seven Mavs receive academic honor

Four Mesa State men’s soccer players and three women’s players made the RMAC All-Academic teams, announced Wednesday.
Sophomore Jake Jobe (3.90 GPA, history), junior Josh Tinaglia (3.44, criminal justice) and sophomore Alex Mattevi (3.87, finance) made the first team. Junior Stephen Hofer of Grand Junction (3.61, criminal justice) made the honor roll.
Junior Katrina Hartfield (4.00, nursing) made the first team, junior Brenna Rice (3.67, kinesiology) made the second team and senior Kylie Kegans (3.24, kinesiology) was selected to the honor roll.
Colorado Christian’s Dylan Riley of Grand Junction made the second team with a 3.71 in biology. Regis’ Christie Hunter of Palisade (3.52, undeclared) and UCCS’ Lauren Hall of Fruita (3.34, nursing) made the honor roll.

College Basketball

• Knight open to return to coaching

INDIANAPOLIS — Bob Knight, the winningest coach in Division I history, left the door ajar to a return to coaching college basketball during a wide-ranging television interview broadcast Wednesday night.
“I got nothing else to do. It would just depend on the circumstances,” the former Army, Indiana and Texas Tech coach told host Mickey Maurer on “Mickey’s Corner” on Indianapolis public TV station WFYI.
The hourlong interview didn’t cover any of his replacements at Indiana or the current state of the program.
that is still reeling from former coach Kelvin Sampson’s high-profile phone-call scandal and awaiting word on possible penalties from the NCAA.


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