A.M. Briefing

April 3, 2019

College basketball

Utah Valley’s Jake Toolson earns AP All-America Honorable Mention honors

Utah Valley junior guard Jake Toolson has earned a spot on The Associated Press All-America list, garnering Honorable Mention honors. Toolson becomes just the second player in program history to receive the honor.

The All-America honor adds to an impressive list of accomplishments from this past season for Toolson, which also includes All-District First Team, WAC Player of the Year, and First Team All-WAC honors.

The junior guard averaged 15.7 points, 4.5 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game last season. He ranked second in the WAC in three-point field goal percentage (44.8), third in free throw percentage (85.1), and fifth in field goal percentage (53.7).

Toolson shot 44.8 percent from long range this past season, connecting on an impressive 69-of-154 shots from deep. The mark is the second-best single season three-point percentage in UVU history. His 548 points this past season are the fifth most in program history. He ranks third all-time at UVU with a career 41.6 percent three-point career mark. He shot an impressive 84.9 percent (180-of-212) from the free throw line this season. He tied a school record with 41 straight made free throws.

— UVU Athletics

College golf

Cougars take fourth at The Bruzzy

ARGYLE, Texas – Behind three top-10 finishes, BYU women’s golf improved two spots in the final round to take fourth in The Bruzzy at Lantana Golf Club.

“I’m happy with how we played this week,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “ It’s nice to see us put it together. I’m proud of Rose (Huang), Naomi (Soifua) and Allysha Mae (Mateo) for finishing in the Top 10.”

Rose Huang tied for sixth overall with a three-under. Naomi Soifua and Allysha Mae Mateo both shot under par on the final day to tie for eighth with an overall score of two-under.

Annick Haczkiewicz improved 11 spots in the third round to wind up tied for 39th at five-over. Anna Kennedy posted an 18-over for the tournament.

The Cougars (-2) sat in sixth place after Monday’s first two rounds but battled tough conditions to end up as one of four teams to finish under par. They were one of just three teams to shoot under 300 all three rounds (285, 285, 292) and had the second-best final-round score.

Baylor finished atop the leaderboard with a score of 10-under.

BYU has a couple of weeks to prepare for the West Coast Conference Championship, which begins on April 18.

— BYU Athletics

College track & field

UVU’s MacArthur claims fourth WAC honor

DENVER - Utah Valley’s Albert MacArthur has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, alongside UMKC’s Quinlan Moll respectively, for March 19-25.

MacArthur, a junior from Port Orchard, Wash., earned gold in the Long Jump and Triple Jump at the UVU Collegiate Invitational. He is ranked top-20 in the nation in both events after making his way in at 19th in the Triple Jump with a mark of 15.48 meters. MacArthur is 13th throughout the NCAA in the Long Jump after jumping 7.69 meters at the UNLV Invitational. In the outdoor season, MacArthur has claimed four first-place titles.

For the 2018-19 indoor and outdoor season, MacArthur has collected now four WAC Athlete of the Week titles under his belt for his performance in the field.

— UVU Athletics