UAA senior distance runner Susan Tanui and sophomore javelin thrower Cody Parker each were honored by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference on Monday after delivering nation-leading Division II performances last week in California meets.
Tanui was the conference's women's track athlete of the week and Parker shared the conference's men's field honor
Both athletes also automatically qualified for the Division II outdoor national championships in their events.
Tanui clocked a school-record 34 minutes, 19.08 seconds in the 10,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, and that's 31 seconds faster than any other Division II athlete this season. The time is also the third-fastest in GNAC history.
Parker at the Beach Invitational unleashed a throw of 234 feet, 4 inches, to break his own GNAC mark.
Four new players
The UAA volleyball team, coming off a 16-10 season last fall under coach Chris Brown, has added four new players for the 2013 season -- three players are transferring from junior college and one is coming straight from high school.
The additions include Caitlin McInerney, a 5-foot-11 middle blocker who has been practicing with the Seawolves this spring after her freshman season at Western Wyoming Community College. She was a former Wyoming Gatorade Player of the Year in high school.
Also joining the Seawolves are 5-5 libero Quinn Barker, who played two seasons at Central Arizona College; 5-11 middle blocker Erin Braun, coming off an outstanding prep career in California at Cajon High School; and Brooke Pottle, a 5-8 outside hitter who was an All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference for Glendale Community College and, prior to that, played one season at Division I Air Force.
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Service 2, Dimond 1
Adam Klie scored two goals, including the game winner in the second half Monday, to lift Service to a 2-1 Cook Inlet Conference boys soccer victory over Dimond at The Dome.
Klie opened the scoring early in the first half with a header off Jonny Yoon's corner kick.
Dimond's Matt Froelich knotted the game 1-1 in the second half with a spectacular bicycle-kick goal.
Klie delivered the game winner in the late going when he scored off Lemi Muharem's through ball.