JoJay Jackson, a sophomore at California's Solano Community College, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Seattle...

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JoJay Jackson, a sophomore at California’s Solano Community College, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Seattle Pacific beginning next season.

Jackson, a 6-foot-5 forward, averaged 11.7 points and 6.5 rebounds as a freshman last year. In four games this season, he is averaging 21.0 points.

SPU was 20-9 under coach Jeff Hironaka last season and qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament. The Falcons open their season Friday night at home against Cal State Monterey Bay.


• Seven Whitworth College players have been named First-Team All-Northwest Conference, with quarterback Joel Clark leading the way.

Clark had a record-setting season, completing 150 of 235 passes (63.8 percent) for 2,234 yards and 29 touchdowns with seven interceptions. The TD total surpasses the previous school record of 26, set by Denny Spurlock in 1961.

Joining him on the team were TE Michael Allan, WR Kyle Snell, OT Chris Stewart, DT Austin Richard, LB Casey Clifton, and DB Ryan Marshall.

• Puget Sound RB Rory Lee and OL Rob Clements have been named First-Team All-NWC. Lee’s 1,229 yards rushing were 3 yards shy of the school record, held by Daryl Wright.


• Seattle University’s Sarah Sommerman (3.93), Maggie Safranski (3.86) and Melissa Mulick (3.95) were named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic team.

• SPU’s Katie Ralph (3.48), Shelby Gihring (3.34), Alyssa Given (3.79), and Rachel Biornstad (3.41) were named to the GNAC All-Academic team.

• Western Washington’s Jamie Petersen (3.56 grade-point average) and Courtney Schneider (3.46) were named to the GNAC All-Academic team.


Molly Fuhs and Allison Travis have each signed a national letter of intent to play for Washington State.

Fuhs comes to WSU from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane. The four-year letter winner was named to the All-Greater Spokane League First Team three consecutive years and tied for third in the championship flight at the PNGA Junior Girls Championship earlier this year.

Travis joins the Cougars from Eagle High School in Idaho, where she and the Mustangs won all of their team matches and tournaments.


• Three-time selection Shannon Lovejoy was among four SPU women’s players voted first team all-Far West Region.

Lovejoy, a midfielder who leads the No. 2 Falcons with nine assists, was joined by Sarah Martinez, Heidi Jacobson and Carolyn Nason.

• WSU’s Ashley Lara (3.91) was named to the women’s Pac-10 All-Academic first team.

• Washington’s Chris Eylander was named to the men’s Pac-10 All-Academic first team.

• Gonzaga was well represented on the West Coast Conference men’s team, including sophomore forward George Josten on the first team and head coach Einar Thorarinsson earning his third Coach of the Year honor.

• WWU forward Rosie Zadra and goalkeeper Teresa Fish were named to the all-Far West Region second team.

Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.