Sports briefs

Scholar athletes
Jessica Endres (volleyball) and Mallory Schott (soccer) have been named the Utah Valley Athletic Department’s Perry Homes Scholar Athletes of the month for October.

Endres, a senior from Gilbert, Ariz., carries a 3.55 GPA and was recently named to the Division I Independent All-Academic team and is a nominee for the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District team.

Endres is Utah Valley’s all-time leader in kills and blocks and has been named the Independent Player of the Week three times this season. She is .350 with 3.87 kills and 1.19 blocks per game this season, while leading the team to its most successful record at the NCAA level.

Schott, a junior from Vancouver, Wash., also maintains a 3.55 GPA while serving as the soccer team’s primary goalkeeper. Schott has started each of the Wolverines’ matches in goal this year, while combining for a pair of shutouts.

Women’s volleyball
For the third time this season, Utah Valley senior Jessica Endres has earned the Division I Independent Offensive Player of the Week Award.

Endres, who is one of three seniors honored before Saturday’s final regular season home match against Nevada, posted big numbers in last week’s sweep of Utah State.

In Utah Valley’s first win over its in-state rival; Endres hit .520 with 15 kills, six block-assists and two aces.

For the week she totaled 31 kills (4.43 kpg), hit .333 and averaged 1.43 blocks per game. Endres leads Utah Valley into the Independent tournament this week. Utah Valley will play host to five other Independent schools Friday and Saturday.

Women’s golf
Utah Valley women’s golf wrapped up its fall season with a 15th place finish at the Lamkin Cup Cal Poly Invitational at Cypress Ridge Golf Course. It was Utah Valley’s fifth tournament this season.

Kasey Larson shot an 82 (+10) and tied for 45th to lead the Wolverines, while Echo Thatcher had the low round of the day for UV, firing an 8-over 80 to improve by five shots from Monday’s round. Thatcher finished tied for 53rd overall.

Jennifer Bermingham of UC Riverside was the lone golfer to finish under par for the tournament (-2) to win the individual title by three shots over three different golfers.

Bermingham’s team followed up Monday’s team score of 299 with another 299 to finish six strokes ahead of Northern Arizona and host Cal Poly, capturing the team title.

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