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Posted 18 Dec 2001   For week ended December 14, 2001
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Shauna Rohbock: Her Need for Speed may the Olympics
Shauna Rohbock has wanted to be in the Olympics for several years. If the 24-year-old BYU soccer and heptathalon champion gets her chance in February, it will be as brakeman for a US two-woman bobsled team when women's bobsled makes its debut as an Olympic sport.

Before LDS Missions: Teammates; Now: Rivals
Nic Sparrow and Chad Evans were teammates on the '96-'97 Weber High School team that went 21-0 before losing a quarterfinals game in the Utah State 5A playoffs. But Saturday Sparrow and Evans, who have since both served LDS missions, were rivals as Weber State University and Utah State University faced each other for the 51st time. Weber State won the contest 67-64.

Sports: Pollard Back in Form, Football Defense Shines
The Sacramento Kings' Scot Pollard is coming back into form as the NBA's season progresses, scoring more and collecting more rebounds, while other Mormon basketball players either aren't getting on the court or aren't performing as well. Meanwhile, four Mormon football players, all playing defense, are shining and making real contributions to their teams.

Foyle Named PacWest Player of the Week
Brigham Young University-Hawaii junior forward Alexus Foyle was named Pacific West Conference Player of the Week for his performance in the AT&T Alascom Jamboree tournament last week. Foyle averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds per game in leading the Seasiders to three victories and the tournament championship. Foyle was also named the tournament's most outstanding player.

Cougars sign three golfers for 2002-03
First-year BYU head coach Sue Nyhus announced that Danielle von Arnim of Bogota, Colombia, Symantha Mendenhall of Phoenix, Arizona and Audrey Brownell of Avon Park, Florida have signed letters of intent to play for the Cougars.

Pair of Southpaws Sign
A pair of left-handed pitching/first basemen have signed letters of intent with BYU's baseball team. Clayton Barnes, 6-1, 180, from Provo High School and Tyler Coon, 6-1, 210, from Silverado High in Las Vegas signed with the Cougars during the special November signing period.


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