Hot Links: Fjortoft named C-USA Athlete of the Week

Silje FjortoftFirst-year runner Silje Fjortoft (right) has been named the Conference USA Athlete of the Week for the week of April 8, 2008, after recording the top time in the nation this season in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:59.01) at the Stanford Invitational. Fjortoft was the top collegiate finisher by more than nine seconds and easily qualified for the NCAA Regionals. Read more.

Senior Alex Skrypko earned Conference USA Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of April 8, 2008, after winning his 10th straight singles match April 6 – defeating Ralph Knupfer of No. 19 Rice in straight sets. Skrypko’s singles record now stands at 14-6 (.700). Read more.

Football Coach June Jones participated in an online chat hosted by The Dallas Morning News April 9, in which he answered questions about the upcoming schedule, the importance of academics, and his coaching philosophy. Read a transcript.