Former Idaho golfer qualifies for open event
Damian Telles, a former University of Idaho golfer, qualified for the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open. The tournament tees off at 2:10 p.m. ET Thursday at Dye’s Valley Course at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Telles is one of 144 players in the 72-hole tournament. He last played for the Vandals in 2011.
Women’s basketball receives three preseason honors
Three Vandal women’s basketball players were honored by College Sports Madness in its 2012-2013 preseason all-WAC women’s basketball predictions.
Junior Alyssa Charlston made the first team while sophomores Krissy Karr and Stacey Barr were second team selections.
Charlston was a first-team all-WAC player last year, averaging 14.5 points and 8.8 rebounds-per-game. She also had 1.03 blocks-per-game and 11 double-doubles during the 2011-2012 season.
Karr was a WAC all-freshman team pick last year and averaged 6.9 points, 4.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals-per-game.
Barr ranked second on the team in scoring last season with 10.3 points-per-game and fourth in rebounding, with 4.0 boards-per-game.
Men’s basketball underway
The Vandal men’s basketball team had its first practice Friday, Oct. 12, as it prepares for the 2012-2013 season.
“It was a good first day,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said. “I thought we played extremely hard, I thought our concentration was pretty good. The guys carried over what we did in our preseason individual workouts onto the floor, and I thought the pace of practice was good. I was happy with the first practice – but it is just the first day.”
The players are battling for the five starting positions before the team’s first exhibition game Oct. 27 against Seattle Pacific.