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Women’s basketball

Utah Valley junior Robyn Fairbanks has earned the ESPN Magazine Academic All District VIII Second Team honors as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Fairbanks, who is fourth nationally in scoring (24.3), is the lone player from the state of Utah on the first, second or third teams. She also ranks among the national leaders in rebounds (9.8, 21st) and field goal percentage (.561, 23rd).

Only those picked to the first team are eligible for Academic All-America selection. The five players representing District VIII on the first team are as follows: Delaney Conway, (Portland State), Jami Bjorklund (Gonzaga), Lindsey Pluimer (UCLA), Elizabeth Doran (Santa Clara), and Kelsey Kahle (Portland State).

Utah Flash

Utah Flash players and Utah Jazz assignees Morris Almond and Kyrylo Fesenko highlight the rosters for the second annual D-League All-Star Game.

The two 10-man rosters for the Feb. 16 game were selected by a combination of fan balloting and voting by the league’s 14 head coaches.

Almond, the leading scorer in the D-League at 26.4 point per game, and Fesenko, who averages 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds, will be the Flash’s first representatives for the event.
NBA Legends Rick Barry and Lenny Wilkens will serve as honorary captains and will share basketball knowledge with the 20 D-League All-Stars. As honorary captains, and former players and coaches, Barry and Wilkens will be on hand to offer their hardwood wisdom throughout the game.