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The Tad-poles have arrived. All six members of Colorado's highly touted 2012 recruiting class are on campus taking summer classes and getting acclimated to Boulder. School will really be in session next week at the Coors Events Center.
Rodney Billups has reached out to ex-Buffs actively playing professionally to come back to CU to workout for four or five days beginning June 10. Alec Burks and Cory Higgins, who were both NBA rookies last season, are expected to be among the familiar older faces playing pick-up games with the young 2012-13 Buffs each night.
"It's just a way to get everybody back for at least a week where we can kind of bridge the gap and connect the eras of Colorado basketball," CU head coach Tad Boyle said of the reunion. "Whether guys played for Ricardo Patton, or Jeff Bzdelik, or are in the program now playing for our staff."
Billups joked that his famous older brother, Chauncey, was "too old" for this 20-something party. Mr. Big Shot is actually recovering from a serious injury and usually takes this time of the year off anyway. Dwight Thorne, fresh of a season in Greece, helped Billups and Boyle try to lure some notable Patton recruits back to Boulder.
Shalaya Kipp, Jessica Tebo and Aric Van Halen have punched their tickets and will represent the University of Colorado at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 6-9, in Des Moines, Iowa. Kipp and Van Halen will compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while Tebo will race in the 5,000-meter run.
The women's steeplechase semifinals are set for 6:45 p.m. on June 6, with the finals at 5:30 p.m. on June 8. The men's steeplechase semis are on June 7 at 6:25 p.m. and the finals are scheduled for 10:52 a.m. on June 9. The 5k finals will also be contested on June 9 at 11:19 a.m. Kipp is no stranger to the national championships as this is her third trip.
She has earned a pair of All-American honors in the event, finishing fifth in 2010 and third in 2011. Kipp has established herself as the favorite this season, clocking an NCAA season best time of 9:43.09 on April 29. She easily won the NCAA West Prelim quarterfinals, running 9:58.38 and won the Pac-12 title in 9:57.39.
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Jenny Coleman matched the best score in the final round with a 1-under par 71 to earn low amateur honors at the 2012 HealthONE Colorado Women’s Open here at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club Friday. Coleman shot a 2-over par 218 through the three rounds and finished in fifth place. She birdied two of her final three holes while Somin Lee, a Denver native and last year’s low amateur who plays for Pepperdine, bogeyed two of her final three holes to finish one stroke back at 3-over par 219. Jess Wallace, making her professional debut, shot a final round 4-over par 76 to finish at 11-over par 227 and earn her first check. Coleman’s fifth place finish is the top performance by an active member of CU’s women’s golf team at the Colorado Women’s Open. Last year, Emily Talley was in second place after two rounds but finished tied for 13th. Coleman’s 2-over par final score is tied for the fourth best for an amateur and she turned in just the 12th top five finish for an amateur in the event’s history.