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March 29, 1995|From Staff and Wire Reports

Leah Homma, a sophomore at UCLA, was voted the women's gymnast of the year by the coaches of the Pacific 10. Her coach, Valerie Kondos, was voted co-coach of the year, along with Arizona State's John Spinl.

At the Pac-10 meet, freshman Stella Umeh won the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and the all-around competitions to lead UCLA to its sixth conference championship.

Miscellany

The probationary period for Washington State's athletic program was extended to June of 1997 and football scholarships have been reduced by two, to 23, for next year because of a case involving the use of two ineligible football players and an ineligible baseball player.

Utah football Coach Ron McBride, who last fall led the Utes to their best season in history, agreed to a new five-year contract.... Mobil Corp. is dropping sponsorship of the Cotton Bowl.

Seventh seed Lori McNeil lost, 6-3, 6-1, to Italy's Silvia Farina, No. 12 Zina Garrison-Jackson lost to Russia's Anna Smashnova, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, No. 11 Ines Gorrochategui lost to Joanette Kruger, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), and No. 14 Sabine Appelmans fell to Petra Schwarz-Ritter, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, in the first round at the Family Circle tennis tournament in Hilton Head, S.C.

Formula One inspectors said they were satisfied with changes at the Imola track in Italy, where three-time world champion Ayrton Senna and another racer were killed last year. A favorable report by the FIA team should open the way for official approval of the San Marino Grand Prix on April 30.

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