Roundup: Super Six finishes for UCLA and Utah gymnastics
Here are some highlights of UCLA women’s gymnastics finishing in fourth at the NCAA Championships, sparked by Christine Peng Peng Lee scoring a perfect 10 on the beam.
Meanwhile, Utah gymnastics finished in fifth at the NCAA Championships, posting a 196.5875. Lya Wodraska of the Salt Lake Tribune has more details. Congrats to Oklahoma for winning its second straight title.
Shams Charania of The Vertical reports that Oregon’s Jordan Bell will enter the NBA Draft and hire an agent. Bell averaged 10.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in helping lead the Ducks to the Final Four this year. Former Oregon runner Galen Rupp finished second at the Boston Marathon Monday, earning him top American honors.
It was a very tough weekend for former Husky Isaiah Thomas, who lost his sister, 22-year-old Chyna Thomas, in a car accident Saturday. Chad Finn of Boston.com opines that Thomas played with “grace and grit” in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics’ playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, going for 33 points in a 106-102 loss.
Now this is a heck of a staff hire – Lorenzo Romar was named associate head coach at Arizona over the weekend, giving the Wildcats even more beef on the recruiting trail (ESPN).
Kyle Bonagura breaks down what was learned from USC’s spring practice sessions, as the Trojans wrapped up their final spring practice on Saturday.
Jeff Metcalfe writes that the wide receivers showed out at Arizona State’s spring game, with John Humphrey and Ryan Newsome combining for five touchdown receptions.
In other spring ball news, Jacob Thorpe notes that Washington State head coach Mike Leach liked the consistency of the Cougars’ last scrimmage before the Crimson and Gray game next Saturday in Spokane.
Check out Natalie Hampton’s walk-off homer to lift Oregon State to an 8-5 win over UCLA, thus giving the Beavers their first series victory over the Bruins in program history. Drilled it.
Following an 11-5 loss to USC Friday night, Colorado women’s lacrosse is ranked ninth in the nation, dropping from No. 6 in the IWLCA Coaches’ poll the previous week (BuffZone.com).
Beth Maiman of NCAA.com features Stanford women’s volleyball player Kathryn Plummer, who has had an impact on both the indoor and beach teams on The Farm, keying the indoor side to a national championship.
Rusty Simmons features the Mekari brothers of Cal football – Patrick is an offensive lineman, while Tony is a defensive lineman, and both are projected to be starters in 2017.