Chris Grant, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward, has signed a national letter of intent to attend University of San Diego.

Grant played this past season, his freshman year, at Canada Community College in Redwood City. He started all 30 games and averaged 11 points and six rebounds.


The women’s water polo national championships begin Friday (11 a.m.) at UC San Diego’s Canyonview Pool and continue through Sunday.


UCSD is seeded No. 2 and is the defending national champion. UC Davis is seeded No. 1. The other six teams, in order of seeding are: Slippery Rock, UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Bucknell, California, and Michigan.

The championship game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday.


After four events in the women’s heptathlon--the opening event of the WAC Outdoor Championships at San Diego State--SDSU’s Marla Runyon leads the field with 3,208 points.


Runyon finished first in only one event, the high jump (5 feet, 9 1/4 inches).

After five events of the men’s decathlon, BYU holds the top three positions. Kelly Murdoch has 3,770 points, Jeff Ohlweiler 3,507 and Steve Bulpitt 3,481. Murdoch’s only first came in the 400 meters (49.60).


Ed Crabtree provided U.S. International with its only offense, a solo home run in the ninth inning, in a 12-1 loss at UCLA.

USIU is 16-41, UCLA 28-28.


Stanford’s Laxmi Poruri and Teri Whitlinger defeated Dorey Brandt and Nicole Storto of SDSU, 7-5, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships at Stanford.



Washington (Md.) College defeated UCSD, 5-4, in the fifth-place match of the NCAA Division III Championships at Claremont College. UCSD got victories from Chris Belloli, Jon Cross and Vern Yarnell in singles, and Brian Beatie and Chad Morse in doubles.

Kalamazoo (Mich.) defeated UC Santa Cruz, 7-2, to win the title.


Ed Burke, who coached Torrey Pines High School’s football team from 1980-84 and at San Dieguito from 1985-89, was named to replace Bob Davis as the head coach at Torrey Pines. Davis announced recently that he would not return to the school after one season because he had only a temporary teaching contract.

Burke compiled a 33-21-1 record at San Dieguito before resigning to go into school administration. He is currently an assistant principal at San Marcos High but returns to Torrey Pines as an instructor.