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Alumni notebook

Here’s a look at how some college athletes with local ties fared recently:


Kevin Keyser (Nevada Union, ’00); University of California-San Diego – The senior middle hitter was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s Male Volleyball Player of the Week for Jan. 19-25.

Keyser totaled 22 kills and averaged 2.3 blocks a game as the Tritons lost to No.15 University of the Pacific (Stockton) Jan. 23 and upset No.6 Stanford (Palo Alto) Jan 24.


Paul Gross (NU, ’99); Stanford University (Palo Alto) – The senior 133-pounder posted an 11-0 major decision win over CSU-Fullerton’s Alvaro Arreola as Stanford won 24-9 Saturday.


Tiffany Chan (NU, ’01), Mei-Ling Clark (NU, ’02); University of California-Davis – Chan, a junior, won the floor excercise (9.800) and took second in the vault (9.575) as the Aggies defeated the University of Alaska-Anchorage 189.635-188.325 Saturday.

Clark, a sophomore, was third in the all-around with a combined score of 37.325.



Tami Swanson-Cades (NU, ’99); California State Polytechnic University-Pomona – The senior guard tallied four points, four assists, three points and three steals in a 90-73 win over CSU-Stanislaus (Turlock) Saturday.

Briana Thomas (Bear River, ’02); The Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The sophomore forward tallied two points and two rebounds in a 51-46 loss to CSU-San Diego Saturday.

Nicole Scott (BR, ’03); Sierra College (Rocklin) – The freshman forward finished with eight points in a 71-66 win over Consumnes River College (Sacramento) Jan. 27.

Kassidy Johnson (NU, ’99); CSU-Chico – The senior guard totaled six points, four rebounds and an assist in a 67-58 win over CSU-Dominguez Hills (Carson) Saturday.


Tony Parilo (NU, ’02); American River College (Sacramento) – The freshman forward totaled six points, including four of five for the free throw line in a 75-62 win over Solano Community College (Failfield) Jan. 27.

If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact sports reporter

Keith Jiron at 477-4244, or online at

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