Sports Briefs

Go for the gold

Junior Brittney Griner and former Lady Bear and current player for the San Antonio Sparks Sophia Young are two of 21 players named as finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team, the USA Basketball team announced on Monday.

Missing the mark

No. 5 women’s tennis went 2-1 this weekend at the ITA Women’s National Indoor Team Championship. Friday the team suffered its first shutout since 2007, losing 4-0 to No. 17 Tennessee in its first-round match. Saturday, in consolation play, Baylor beat No. 8 North Carolina 4-3. Sunday, Baylor beat No. 9 Virginia 4-2.

Back in action

No. 7 men’s tennis will face UT-Arlington at 8 p.m. today in Dallas. The Bears (3-1) will be heading to the ITA indoor championship this weekend.

Silver and bronze

Baylor track and field headed to College Station over the weekend to compete in the Texas A&M Open. The women’s team finished second and the men’s team third.

One spot back

After two rounds, men’s golf is in second place with 8-over-par at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational. Senior Joakim Mikkelsen leads Baylor with even par. The final round is today.

Sittin’ pretty

After two rounds, No. 22 women’s golf is tied for the lead with a 7-under-par 569 at the UCF Challenge in Sorrento, Fla. Freshman Hayley David holds a one-stroke lead at 4-under-par. The final round is today.