Sacramento State sophomore defensive end Darnell Sankey was named the Football Championship Subdivision National Defensive Player of the Week and the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Sankey had a career-high 10 tackles, including 4.5 for losses, and three sacks, and forced and recovered a fumble in the Hornets' 31-3 win over Weber State on Saturday. The San Jose native had four solo tackles, six assisted tackles and a quarterback hurry. He led a defense that held Weber State to 234 total yards and recovered four fumbles.
It was Sac State's first win againstover the Wildcats in Ogden, Utah, in nine tries.
UC Davis sophomore Brady Stuart from Newhall was named the Big Sky Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. Stuart had first-half field goals of 36, 34 and 20 yards and kicked three PATs in the Aggies' 30-13 victory over visiting Idaho State on Saturday.
Natomas top seed ousted
Daniel Cox of Great Britain stunned top-seeded Denis Kudla of Boca Raton, Fla., 7-5, 6-0 in the first round of the $100,000 Sacramento Pro Circuit Challenger at the Natomas Racquet Club.
James McGee of Ireland beat wild card Collin Altamirano, who trains at Arden Hills, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. Altamirano won the USTA Boys 18 National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., in August.
Today's schedule, which begins at 10 a.m., features second-seeded Tim Smyczek of Tampa, Fla., third-seeded Matthew Ebden of Australia and fourth-seeded Rajeev Ram of Carmel, Ind.
Hornets ninth in golf
Playing through heavy winds, rain and a soggy course, the Sacramento State women's golf team finished ninth on the first day of the Rose City Collegiate in Portland, Ore., Sac State reported on its athletics website.
The tournament was shortened to 36 holes because only one round was played on Monday.
The Hornets (313) trail leader Oregon State by 20 strokes. The Beavers' Anica Yoo took the individual lead with a 3-under-par 69. Rockelle Sande led Sac State with a 75, tied for 10th place.
Bee Sports staff