College Roundup: Ungerer drafted by CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Idaho wide reciever David Ungerer (2) dodges a tackle by Southern Utah's Jordan Walker during a Big Sky Conference game in October.

TORONTO, Ontario — Idaho wide receiver David Ungerer was selected in the second round of the Canadian Football League draft, going to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with the 11th overall pick Thursday.

Ungerer, who also graduated from Pullman High, is the fourth Vandal to be taken in the modern CFL draft, dating back to 1985, and the third in the last five years.

Ungerer stepped up as a senior, leading Idaho’s receivers and posting a career year. He earned two All-Big Sky honors, being named third-team all-league at receiver and honorable mention as a return specialist. Ungerer led the Vandals with 69 catches for 697 yards and four touchdowns. He also scored one rushing touchdown and returned a punt for a score. His 6.3 receptions per game ranked second in the Big Sky.

He played in 45 games for the Vandals, steadily improving before becoming a vital part of Idaho’s offense in the final 17 games of his career. Ungerer recorded 1,009 of his 1,252 receiving yards and all 12 of his total touchdowns over the last season and a half.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Vandals sign Christmas, Dixon

The Idaho men’s basketball team added two newcomers to next year’s roster in Ja’Vary Christmas and Keyshaad Dixon.

Christmas, a 6-foot-4 guard, played for Sheridan College last season. He averaged 12.1 points per game as a sophomore, to go along with 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. Sheridan finished at 31-4 and, won the Region IX regular season crown and eventually earned a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament.

Dixon averaged 6.6 points per game during his two-year stint with Ranger Junior College in Texas and shot nearly 43 percent from beyond the arc last season.

“Keyshaad is an old-school, no frills point guard who doesn’t dribble the air of the ball, doesn’t care how many shots he gets and isn’t concerned with how many points he scores,” UI coach Don Verlin said. “He only cares about one thing: winning.”

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

WSU signs Nankervis

The Washington State women’s basketball team announced the signing of Emma Nankervis, a 6-3 post from Mount Eliza, Australia. Nankervis became the fourth signee for coach Kamie Ethridge in her first full recruiting class.

“She has size, length, athleticism, mobility, a great IQ for the game, and a GREAT motor,” Ethridge said in a written release. “She brings competitiveness, intensity and energy every time she steps on the court. Due to her work ethic and commitment to improve, she will flourish in our gym. Emma is a great fit for our high achieving and high character culture.”

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