Santa Clara men's basketball coach Kerry Keating announced two signees Wednesday -- Fresno State graduate Jerry Brown and Nigerian Emmanuel Ndumanya.
The 2013 recruiting class already included Jared Brownridge of Rockford, Ill., Jarvis Pugh of Murphy, Texas, and Jalen Richard of San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Brown is a 6-foot-7 forward from Richmond who attended Sacred Heart Cathedral-San Francisco. He averaged 5.3 points and 4.27 rebounds per game as a junior in 2012-13. He'll be enrolled in the new one-year entrepreneurship master's program at SCU.
"Jerry gives us much needed experience and size," Keating said.
Ndumanya, a 6-10 forward, attended Junipero Serra High-Gardena. Senior All-America pitcher Mark Appel (Monte Vista High) was named the Pac-12 Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He is 8-4 with a 1.97 ERA in 12 starts this season. After being selected eighth overall in the 2012 baseball draft by Pittsburgh, Appel opted to return for his senior season at Stanford. In March, he earned his bachelor's degree. Saint Mary's outfielder Brenden Kalfus, first baseman Collin Ferguson and pitcher Jordan Mills were named first-team all-WCC. Kalfus had a conference record 36-game hitting streak. Oklahoma pitcher Keilani Ricketts (Archbishop Mitty High-San Jose) is a finalist for the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year award. The other finalists are Ricketts' teammate Lauren Chamberlain and Tennessee's Raven Chavanne. Ricketts won the award as a junior in 2012. The winner will be announced May 28. With bad weather delaying the action and moving some matches indoors, Cal's Ben McLachlan and Campbell Johnson lost in the round of 64 at the NCAA men's tennis championships in Urbana, Ill. McLachlan lost to Ohio State's Blaz Rola 6-2, 7-6 (4), and Johnson fell to Oklahoma's Guillermo Alcorta, 6-2, 6-4. Winning Santa Clara's first-ever individual match at the NCAA women's tennis championships, Katie Le beat Michigan's Emina Bektas 7-6 (3), 7-5 in Urbana. Saint Mary's Jenny Jillian fell to Clemson's Yana Koroleva 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and San Jose State's Klaudia Boczova lost to Miami's Stephanie Wagner 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. Cal's Zsofi Susanyi and Klara Fabikova both won, with Susanyi ousting Mississippi's Caroline Rohde-Moe 6-3, 6-0, and Fabikova beating North Carolina's Whitney Kay 7-5, 6-2. Cal's Anett Schutting lost to Rice's Natalie Beazant 7-5, 6-3. Stanford posted an even-par 288 to move into fifth after the second round of the rain-delayed NCAA Women's Golf Championships in Athens, Ga. The Cardinal was 2-over 578. USC led at 16-under 560. San Jose State was tied for 10th at 12 over with three scores yet to be recorded. Kathleen Rojas had finished her round but a playing partner was still on the 18th green. Rachelle Reali's group was playing 18, and Regan De Guzman's group was on 17. De Guzman was 1 under overall. Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse (68) was fifth at 4-under 140. Alabama's Stephanie Meadow (67) led at 136.