Monday, November 3, 2008

TOP TEN IN WAC ACTION (Oct. 27th – Nov. 2nd)

10. In swimming action this weekend Nevada’s Margaret Doolittle racked up two individual first place titles and finished third in the 50- yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle respectively. Doolittle was also a member of the second place medley relay squad.

9. The New Mexico State men’s golf team won the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate for the second time in three years at the NMSU Golf Course. The Aggies went into the final round tied for seventh, but fired a 10-under-par to take home the team trophy with a three-round total of 9-over-par 861 (296-291-274).

8. Jared Strubeck set one school record and tied another with three field goals leading San Jose State University to a 30-24 victory over the University of Idaho.

7. On the volleyball court New Mexico State rattled off eight service aces in a sweep of Boise State at Bronco Gym Saturday. The Aggies dominated the match, bettering the Broncos in kills (42-16), assists (38-10), digs (54-32), blocks (10-5) and service aces (8-2).

6. Junior Daniel Porter rushed for a career-high 189-yards and two touchdowns Saturday to propel Louisiana Tech to a 38-35 win over Fresno State at Joe Aillet Stadium.

5. In volleyball action Jamie Houston led the Rainbow Wahine charge, hitting .607 with 19 kills and eight digs, passing three-time All-American Teee Willliams for second in kills in the UH career record book. Houston’s efforts helped propel Hawai’i past Nevada in three sets.

4. Diondre Borel threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 113 yards to lead Utah State 30-14 over Hawaii Saturday.

3. Louisiana Tech senior Quin Harris was named a 2008 National Scholar-Athlete Wednesday and has been awarded an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Harris is one of only 15 student-athletes out of a pool of 164 candidates nationwide and Louisiana Tech's first ever recipient to earn the prestigious honor.

2. Utah State swept the 2008 WAC Cross Country team championship titles Saturday. The Utah State men claimed a fourth-straight team title as five runners finished in the top-20, including three in the top seven. Utah State’s women won the team title as five runners finished in the top-15, including three in the top-10.

1. New Mexico State Athletics Director McKinley Boston announced that Michael Needham has been named the first head coach in the history of Aggie women’s soccer.

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