First Ute to earn scholastic honors from league
Utah looks to finish its Thanksgiving Tournament at 3-0 as the Utes face the Raiders in the final game.
Runnin' Utes face Chippewas on Day 2 of the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament, followed by Idaho State vs. Wright State.
Central Michigan vs. Wright State will open the tournament at 4 p.m.
Utah looks to begin season 2-0.
Missed the entire season with a broken foot and was granted a medical redshirt.
Earned second straight MWC All-Defensive Team selection ... became Utah's career record holder in blocked shots with 219 ... broke Luke Nevill's previous career record of 205 (2005-09) on Feb. 22 with three blocks against TCU ... his 99 rejections were the second-most ever in a single season by a Ute, trailing only his own school record of 115 set in 2009-10 ... finished the season ranked No. 1 in the MWC and No. 6 in the NCAA with 3.2 blocks per game ... moved up to second place on the MWC's career blocks list ... played in all 31 games, making 18 starts ... averaged 2.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game ... pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds against Wyoming ... recorded career-best three assists against No. 6 San Diego State ... made career-high two steals vs. Boise State ... scored a season-high seven points twice ... finished the season ranked 8th in the MWC in rebounding (league games only) and 11th including all games ... finished the year shooting 48.8% from the field (39-of-80) ... earned his second consecutive Academic All-MWC honor.
Named the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and led the MWC All-Defensive team ... finished the year ranked No. 4 in the NCAA and No. 1 in the MWC with 4.0 blocked shots per game ... shattered Utah's single-game and single-season blocks records ... career-high 10 blocks at Weber State single-handedly tied the previous team record for blocks in a game ... 115 blocked shots for the season surpassed the previous record by 23 swats (92 held by Luke Nevill, 2008-09) ... also set a new MWC record for blocks by a sophomore, topping the previous mark of 66 ... became just the third player in MWC history to surpass 100 blocks in a season ... had a streak of 25 consecutive games with a block ... scored a career-high 13 points at UNLV ... pulled down a career-best 10 rebounds against Idaho State ... shot over 50% from the field on the year (62-of-123) ... averaged 21.7 minutes per game after returning to the team following a two-year LDS mission ... earned Academic All-MWC honors.
Played in 20 games, averaging 4.7 minutes ... scored 19 points and blocked five shots ... set career-highs in The Pit at New Mexico in points (8), rebounds (9), field goals (3), free throws (2) and minutes (17).
First team all-CIF Division 1-A and second team all-county in 2005-06... league MVP, leading El Toro High School to the championship ... honorable mention 2005-06 "Best in the West" by the Long Beach Press-Telegram ... team advanced to the CIF playoff finals in 2005 with a 24-5 record and the quarterfinals in '06 ... averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots per game as a senior ... eight points, nine boards and four rejections per game his junior season ... coached by Todd Dixon ... also played high school volleyball ... Class Act Award recipient.
David Lee Foster married the former Britta Nordstrom in May of 2010 ... David is the son of Lee and Julie Foster ... born April 6, 1988 in Salt Lake City ... one of nine children in his family, which includes two sets of twins ... father graduated from Utah with an engineering degree ... mother graduated from BYU ... served a two-year LDS mission in North Carolina from 2007-09... majoring in Speech Communication and Human Development.