Sports briefs

Minot State adds transfer catcher

The Minot State University softball team has signed catcher Darlene Truong for the 2013-14 season, coach Bill Triplett announced Monday.

Truong spent her first two collegiate years at San Diego Mesa College and was twice named first-team all-conference. The Escondido, Calif., native batted .324 with 25 RBIs during her sophomore season with the Olympians.

“We’re happy that Darlene has chosen Minot State to finish her softball career and education,” Triplett said in a press release. “She gives us depth and another left-handed bat, which we like.”

Truong was a three-sport athlete at Orange Glen High School (Calif.) and was named female athlete of the year as a senior.

-Daily News Staff

MSU signs Serbian guard

The Minot State University men’s basketball team signed Stevan Javonovic for the 2013-14 season, coach Matt Murken announced Monday.

Javonovic played the last two seasons at Isidora Sekulic High School in Hovi Sad, Serbia. The 6-foot-6 Hovi Sad native will bring added height to the Beavers roster.

“Stevan is a young man that has a very high skill set,” Murken said in a press release. “He has the ability and athleticism to play the guard of forward positions. We are excited to add him to the program and have the chance to work with him for the next four years.”

-Daily News Staff

Tetons unveil new basketball court

Williston State College athletics unveiled the revamped floor of Terry Olson Court in The Well on Monday.

The process began July 12 with a team of sanders removing layers of the court as well as the original graphics. The sanding was completed five days later and the sealing and finishing were done on the 19th.

The most notable addition is the large buffalo mascot graphic at center court. The baselines and sidelines are colored in Teton green with “Williston State” etched across each baseline.

T.O. Court will reopen on Aug. 10. A WSC press release stated that the new design will serve as a recruiting tool for students as well as a selling point for marketing.

-Daily News Staff