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Here’s a look at how some college athletes with local ties fared over the past week:


Matt Massari (Nevada Union ’98); UC-Davis – Massari, a sophomore, was named a second-team NCAA Division II All-American by and the Independent Football Alliance. Massari gained 1,204 yards and 11 touchdowns as a running back with the Aggies. He gained 237 yards – the fifth-most in UC-Davis history – and scored two touchdowns against Abilene Christian on Sept. 14, earning’s player of the week honors.

Massari was also named to Daktronics’ 2002 Div. II All-West Region second-team.

n Owen Jarrette (NU ’00); Principia College (Elsah, Ill.) – The junior wide receiver earned his second varsity letter while playing for the Panthers, who went 5-4 in 2002. He earned second-team, all-conference honors in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. He also won the Panthers’ special teams award for kickoff returns, including a 93-yard return for touchdown.


Mike Ruddy (Bear River ’97); Principia College (Elsah, Ill.) – The junior served as team captain and earned a varsity letter for the Panthers’ varsity soccer squad in 2002.


Kylee Keroher (BR, ’98); Regis University (Denver) – The senior guard grabbed eight rebounds in 20 minutes of action in a 72-51 win over Northern Colorado Thursday.

n Jami Ganskie (BR, ’98); Cal State-Monterey Bay – The junior guard had 13 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists in a 67-45 win over Simpson College Wednesday.

n Briana Thomas (BR ’02); Air Force Academy – The freshman had two points, six rebounds and one blocked shot in an 86-79 loss to UC-Irvine Saturday.

Did we miss anyone? If you know of a college/pro athlete with local ties, please contact sports reporter Keith Jiron online at

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