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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2008 10:27 pm | Updated: 11:44 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Grand Canyon University senior catcher Dan Colella, a Gilbert Highland High School product, was named to the ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District 8 team.

Colella has a 3.8 grade point average and is majoring in accounting.

He batted .296 this season with four home runs, 13 doubles and 31 RBIs in 38 games. He had a .496 slugging percentage and a .391 on-base percentage.

Colella finished his two-year career for the Antelopes with a .316 average, eight home runs, 33 doubles, 76 RBIs and 93 hits in 86 games.


Phoenix general manager Don Maloney announced Monday that the Coyotes will play the Calgary Flames at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in a preseason game scheduled for Sept. 24.

The game will mark the Coyotes' third visit to Winnipeg since moving to Phoenix in 1996. The Coyotes played the Toronto Maple Leafs in a preseason game at the MTS Centre last year.


Arizona State senior Jacquelyn Johnson has been named the Pac-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Week following her record performance over the weekend in the heptathlon at the 2008 Pac-10 Track & Field Championships.

The weekly honor is the second this season for Johnson, who was also honored April 9, and the fifth this season for the Sun Devils.

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