Honors -- The Shreveport Journal, which selects women's all-America basketball team, named Debbie Ryan, who guided Virginia (26-2) to final No. 6 AP ranking, coach of year. Valdosta State -- Named Mike Cavan, assistant at Georgia for 11 years, associate athletic director and head football coach. Mississippi State -- Named Richard Williams basketball coach. SKIING World Cup -- Maria Walliser of Switzerland clinched the women's overall title when officials canceled a giant slalom race in Waterville Valley, N.H., because of rain. In Lake Placid, N.Y., Joel Gaspoz of Switzerland won third giant slalom race to take men's season title. BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox -- Asked waivers on veteran utility man Ed Jurak for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Chicago White Sox -- Sent P Bobby Thigpen, P Tony Menendez to minor league camp for reassignment; optioned P Al Jones to Buffalo. New York Yankees -- Sent OF Darren Reed, OF Jay Buhner, OF Dave Stegman, OF Derwin McNealy, P Kelly Faulk, P Rick Balabon, P Clay Christiansen, P Eric Dersin, C Bob Geren, IF Keith Smith, IF Miguel Sosa, IF Carlos Martinez to minor league camp for reassignment.Toronto Blue Jays -- Sent OF Lou Thornton to minor league camp for reassignment. OBITUARY

James Robert Polk, Vanderbilt's first full-time basketball coach, died in Murfreesboro, Tenn., at 71 after long illness. BASKETBALL

Milwaukee Bucks -- Signed G/F Derrick Rowland to 2-year contract.