Jervae Robinson, a sophomore at Otero JC in La Junta, Colo., will join the Cougars next fall.

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Jervae Robinson, a 6-foot-2 guard, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Washington State beginning in the fall.

“Jervae is a very solid, heady point guard that we need in this program,” coach Ernie Kent said. “He’s very well-coached and an excellent team leader, and we look forward to him being a part of this program.”

Robinson is finishing his sophomore year at Otero JC in La Junta, Colo., where he averaged 13.3 points and 4.1 assists over his two-year career. Robinson graduated from Overland High School in Aurora, Colo., where he led his team to a second-consecutive state championship.

UW gymnasts head to NCAAs

For the second year in a row, the No. 11 Washington gymnastics team will compete in the NCAA championships starting at 4 p.m. Pacific time Friday at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. The Huskies finished the regular season ranked eighth in the nation, their highest regular-season finish, and will look to build on last year’s eighth-place finish at nationals. Washington will be starting on floor in session two, which will be streamed live on ESPNU.

Washington advanced to the NCAA championships with its second-place finish at the University Park regional. The Huskies were led by Maya Washington, Kristyn Hoffa and Zoey Schaefer, who were all named the regionals champion on floor after putting up scores of 9.900.


• One of the most recognized Washington State football athletes of all time, kicker and punter Jason Hanson, picked up another honor as he was elected into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. Hanson becomes the first student-athlete in school history to receive this honor.

Hanson, a pre-med major, was a three-time Academic All-American during his four years in Pullman (1988-91).

• Washington pitcher Gabbie Plain was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association freshman of the year watch list. Plain, who threw the seventh perfect game in Washington history against Utah, leads the Pac-12 in ERA at 0.73.

• Seattle Pacific’s Scout Cai finished with 4,921 points and Renick Meyer finished with 4,852 in women’s heptathlon at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. Those totals put them in the top 10 nationally. Vallery Korir broke the Washington State women’s outdoor 5,000 record with a time of 15 minutes 59.73 seconds. Korir bested Ruby Roberts’ 2014 WSU outdoor record time of 16:09.02.