Washington St. promotes Hunt
Shannon Wyckoff Hunt has been promoted to assistant coach for the Washington State volleyball program.
Hunt had been a volunteer coach with the Cougars since August 2011. She played for WSU from 1994-97 and was a teammate of coach Jen Greeny. The Cougars went to the NCAA tournament all four years Hunt played in Pullman.
Washington State freshman rower Ieva Adomaviciute of Kaunas, Lithuania, has been named to the 2013 Pocock All-America First Team, announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.
Adomaviciute, the Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year, led the varsity eight crew to a 14th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships and became the fourth Cougar named to the All-America First Team. Seven rowers from Pac-12 schools were named to the 21-member first team.
Washington State golfer Nani Yanagi and incoming freshman Cherokee Kim qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.
Also qualifying were current Gonzaga University golfers Raychelle Santos and Alice Kim, along with incoming freshman Ciera Min.
The tournament will be held at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla., beginning Monday.
The tournament began in 1977 and is a championship for female amateur golfers who play on public courses.
• Community Colleges of Spokane coach Scott Kramer announced the signing of John Duffin of Coeur d’Alene HS for the 2013 season.
Letter of intent
Ethan Brandt of Lake City High School has signed to play baseball at Northwest Nazarene College.
Track and field
Lindsey Drake, who graduated from Gonzaga University last month, lowered her own school record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4 minutes, 17.97 seconds at the Portland Track Festival at Portland’s Lewis and Clark College.
Summer track and field performances count as collegiate marks for student-athletes who have completed their eligibility until Sept. 1, unless an athlete goes pro.
• Seattle University distance runner Collin Overbay of Spokane also competed at the Portland Track Festival, lowering his school record in the 1,500 meters with a mark of 3 minutes, 49.82 seconds.
• Eastern Washington’s track and field and cross country teams signed 13 athletes for the 2013-14 school year. Highlighting the signing class is pole vaulter Courtney Bray (Mt. Spokane HS) and long jumper Trenton Osborn (Wenatchee), who had the top high school event marks in Washington this season.
Other signees: D’onna Robinson (discus, Gladstone, Ore.), Jessica Day (sprints, Cheney HS), Paige Hammock (sprints, Maple Valley, Wash.), Austin Oser (long distance, Kennewick), Isaac Kitzan (XC/distance, North Central HS), Dakota Parker (XC/distance, Chehalis, Wash.), Paula Gil (distance, Spain), Andrew Morgan (jumps, U-Hi), Paige Monson (sprints, Kenmore, Wash.), Erin Clark (pole vault, Cheney HS).
Community Colleges of Spokane men’s head coach Kenny Krestian announced his 11 new recruits for the 2013-14 season: Trevor Bigelow (Lewis and Clark HS), Parker Button (Mt. Spokane HS), Stan Dombrowsk (LC), Chris Donich (U-Hi), Reid Eliason (Central Valley HS), Reece Jackson (Post Falls HS), Robert Kissinger-Smith (CV), Carson Lamphere (Cheney HS), Alex Opland (Lakeland HS), Joe Scott (Che), Jacob Weaver (Northwest Christian HS).
• CCS women’s coach Jim Martinson announced his 11 new recruits for the 2013-14 season: Maya Anger (CV), Brittany Bruegeman (U-Hi), Samantha Burmester (Vancouver, Wash.), Lindsay DeHaas (Freeman HS), Emily Fejeran (Ferris HS), Rashelle Fisher (Chehalis, Wash.), Courtney Hossfeld (West Valley HS), Sarah Marro (WV), Ally McCaw (Montesano, Wash.), Sydni Thomas (CV), Kassie Torres (Lake City HS).