December 08, 2011

Three Summit Leaguers Set to Compete at Ninth ISF Junior Women's World Softball Championships

Three Summit League softball players, IPFW's Larissa Franklin, Oakland's Erika Polidori and Southern Utah's Tessa Loewen, all members of the Canadian junior national team will face off against Team USA at the Ninth ISF Junior Women's World Softball Championships in Cape Town, South Africa today.

Team Canada takes the diamond at 12:30 p.m. (EST).

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SUU's Pelaez-Mailoto Honored by COBRA Magazine

Southern Utah University junior Analaine Pelaez-Mailoto has been named to the COBRA Magazine all-West Region team.

Pelaez-Mailoto led the Thunderbird attack in 2011 with a team-best 515 kills, averaging 4.15 per set. She was also tops on the team with 375 digs and 31 service aces.

The award is Pelaez-Mailoto's second of the postseason, having already garnered her third consecutive first-team all-Summit League honor.

COBRA magazine's purpose is to celebrate the success of volleyball players of African as well as Samoan and Tongan descent in hopes of encouraging young girls of those ethnic groups across the country to pursue the sport. She is the only player in the state of Utah appearing on the list, joining honorees from schools in Hawaii, California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Nebraska.

December 06, 2011

SDSU's Taevaunn Prince Featured by Argus Leader

The South Dakota State men’s basketball team wasn’t away from Frost Arena long enough to warrant one of those way-back-when retrospectives built around gas prices and hit songs. It only seemed that way.

Still, plenty changed over the course of an eight-game, three-week road trip, the longest in the 17-year tenure of coach Scott Nagy, including: Injury statuses, starting lineups and record – from 1-0 when they left to 6-3 today, the start of a three-game homestand. There were surprises, good and bad.

The play of Taevaunn Prince fits into the former. The freshman guard is averaging 6.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 19.2 minutes with two starts. Although still a work in progress, Prince has exceeded what the SDSU staff expected upon signing him in August.

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