Lynx forward-guard Monica Wright was named to the WNBA all-rookie team Tuesday. She and Connecticut's Tina Charles were unanimous selections, and Charles was chosen rookie of the year.
Wright, the second choice behind Charles in the 2010 draft, averaged 11.1 points. Other members of the all-rookie team are New York's Kalana Greene, Connecticut's Kelsey Griffin and Chicago's Epiphanny Prince. The team was chosen by WNBA coaches.Lakeville North's Skjei commits to Gophers
Defenseman Brady Skjei, one of the state's top high school juniors, has committed to play for the Gophers hockey team starting in 2012-13. The 6-2, 185-pound Skjei had 11 goals and 18 assists for Lakeville North last season.
On Wednesday, he leaves for Ann Arbor, Mich., where he will play for two years on U.S. national development teams.
"He dreamed of playing for the Gophers since he was a little kid," said Scott Skjei, Brady's father. "Quite a few other schools recruited him but he decided if he was going to Ann Arbor, he wanted to stay home for college."
Brady Skjei picked Minnesota over Wisconsin.
• Shari Eckstrom scored two goals and Katie Bethke had three assists to lead the Gophers soccer team to a 7-0 nonconference victory over Belmont (Tenn.) in Nashville.
• Jeff Sorenson of Columbia Learning Center birdied the second playoff hole to defeat Don Berry of Edinburgh USA and capture the 2010 Minnesota PGA Section Professional Championship title at the Wilderness at Fortune Bay Resort in Tower, Minn. It was Sorenson's third title in five years.
• Gophers sophomore Tabitha Love was named the Big Ten volleyball player of the week and Ashley Wittman was named conference freshman of the week.