March 26, 2011

Jayne's revolutionary NASA workout

Jayne has embarked on a radical new training program, designed by NASA for astronauts, as a way to get fitter and healthier than ever. The space-agey regimen involves cooling her core body temperature and then exercising for 20 brutal minutes of lactic-acid-laden hell, but the benefits are dramatic. Read more...

    March 19, 2011

    Michelle tops career with solid tournament outing

    Michelle's basketball career ended Saturday night with the best game of her life. Utah lost to Notre Dame 67-54 in the NCAA first round, but the Utes seriously challenged the Irish pretenders to the throne. Michelle scored ten points, and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds, nine of them O-boards.

    Dirk Facer (Deseret News) writes:

    After making four trips to the NCAA Tournament with perennial powerhouse Stanford, the former Mountain View High School star capped her collegiate career with a trip to the Big Dance on an underdog Utah squad. Read more...

    And from Bill Oram Salt Lake Tribune):

    Michelle Harrison’s career ended Saturday night, but before it did, the Orem native turned in her best performance as a Ute. Read more...

    March 13, 2011

    Michelle gets to dance again

    The #5 Utah Utes earned an automatic NCAA berth by upsetting #2 TCU in the Mountain West Conference championship game. So Michelle will go to the Big Dance again as a redshirt senior.

    Michelle contributed six points, seven rebounds and some great defense to the victory. Her teammate Michelle Plouffe said,"Michelle Harrison did a great job on [Helena Sverrisdottir]. Locked her down." (Sverrisdottir, TCU's top scorer, averages about 16 points and almost two 3-pointers a game. She was held to just three field goals – none of them from beyond the arc.) Read more...

    March 10, 2011

    Embarking on recovery road

    Last spring, a hobbled Jayne Appel led Stanford to the NCAA title game, but she was held scoreless for the first time in her career in the Cardinal's loss to Connecticut. She was then picked fifth in the 2010 WNBA draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars, and averaged 10.9 minutes and 3.4 points a game in her injury-ridden rookie season. Here is Appel's account of her trying 2010. Read more...

    March 7, 2011

    Michelle draws more than fouls

    By Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune

    On the basketball court, Michelle Harrison defines versatility.

    Utah’s senior small forward is the second-leading rebounder on the team. She hands out assists, she scores and her defense is a major reason that the Utes were able to start playing small ball midway through the season.

    But for as many things that Harrison brings to her team, her accomplishments off the court make her truly unique. Read more...