CYCLING: Kristin Armstrong (University of Idaho) will defend her gold medal in the women’s time trial, and former track cycling star Taylor Phinney will realize his Olympic dreams on the road at the London Games.
Armstrong (pictured) and Phinney were among the 21 riders announced by USA Cycling for the Summer Olympics on Friday. Armstrong crashed on her bike on May 24 and underwent clavicle surgery.
The remaining three riders on the 24-rider team will be decided today, when the BMX trials are held in Chula Vista, Calif.
Wenatchee’s Tyler Farrar is also a member of the men’s road team.
GU’s Gonzales in final three
Baseball: Gonzaga University sophomore first baseman/pitcher Marco Gonzales is one of three finalists for The College Baseball Hall of Fame’s John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award. Joining Gonzales are Florida’s Brian Johnson and Stanford’s Stephen Piscotty.
The winner will be announced on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of College Baseball’s Night of Champions. The event also features the announcement of the winners of the National Pitcher of the Year and Brooks Wallace Award.
Gonzales went 8-2 with a 1.55 earned-run average in 12 starts. He also hit .325 with 29 runs batted in, 10 doubles and two homers.
Gonzales was named the West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year after leading the league in ERA and finishing tied for second in wins.