Fresno Pacific's women's swimming and diving team is No. 1 and the two-time defending national champion men No. 3 in the season's first NAIA rankings.
The Sunbirds women collected four first-place votes and 28 points in voting by an NAIA Swimming & Diving Coaches Association panel.
Fresno Pacific was last season's national women's runner-up and is led by senior Cheyenne Coffman, the 2010 NAIA Swimmer of the Year but a redshirt last year, who has NAIA top times this season in the 50 (23.68), 100 (52.01) and 200-yard freestyle (1:56.04).
Savannah (Ga.) College of Art and Design is No. 2 and Oklahoma Baptist third.
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Oklahoma Baptist, in its first season, is No. 1 in the men's poll with three first-place votes and 22 points. SCAD had one first and 21 points, and the Sunbirds one first and 16 points.
Olympic medalist Smith joins Dream summit event
Tommie Smith, the 1968 Olympic 200-meter gold medalist and former Lemoore High star, will speak at the Got Milk Youth Summit that is part of the Run for the Dream Indoor Track & Field Invitational next month at the Save Mart Center.
Billy Mills, the 1964 Olympic 10,000-meter champ, previously was announced as keynote speaker for the Jan. 20 summit, which follows University and Open Division competitions.
The summit will run from 5:30-9 p.m. and include clinics for youth coaches, teachers, parents and nutritionists.
Ex-javelin world record holder Tom Petranoff also will take part. Participants must fill out an application, but there is no registration fee.
The Dream meet concludes Jan. 21 with the youth division and the California State High School Indoor Meet.
Fresno City women to host Skyline in tourney opener
Fresno City College will take on Skyline on Thursday to open its eight-team women's basketball tournament.
Glendale plays Porterville at 1 p.m., Contra Costa meets Merced at 3 p.m., Merritt faces San Jose City at 5 p.m. and defending champ Fresno City plays at 7 p.m.
The semifinals are at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and the championship at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Ex-Buchanan star earns college soccer honors
Cal State Stanislaus sophomore defender Kyle Cadigan (Buchanan High) was an honorable mention selection to the NCAA Division II men's soccer All-America team.
Cadigan, who helped the Warriors go 11-6-2 with a school-record-tying eight shutouts, was also All-West Region, first-team All-California Collegiate Athletic Association and Academic All-District.
The 6-5, 180-pounder, in his second season as a starter, also contributed two goals and an assist for Stanislaus.
Fresno State adds to its lacrosse coaching staff
Lauren Schmidt, an All-America player for Stanford last season, has joined the Fresno State lacrosse program as an assistant to new head coach Jessica Pausewang.
Schmidt was a two-time Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year and two-time member of the U.S. national team.
Stockton Hall of Fame adds Clovis West alum
Former Clovis West High swimming standout Shannon Catalano has joined the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame.
The two-time Olympic Trials qualifier was a butterfly and relay specialist at University of the Pacific, setting 14 individual records and five relay marks while becoming a four-time NCAA All-American.
Catalano was twice the Big West Conference Female Athlete of the Year and captured gold and silver medals at the World University Games.