The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators will honor the late Kay Yow, the former N.C. State women's basketball who died Jan. 24 after a long battle with cancer, with its 2009 Award of Distinction.
"Kay was a role model for so many in athletics; it is with great honor to recognize her accomplishments with the NACWAA Award of Distinction," Jennifer Alley, executive director of the NACWAA said in a release.
The award will be presented Oct. 13 at the NACWAA National Convention in Denver.
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Forestview star commits to UNC: Gastonia Forestview's Shannon Smith, an all-state point guard last season as a junior, has committed to North Carolina.
Smith, 5 feet 7, averaged 26 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals.
She was vote the 2009 N.C. High School Coaches Association state player of the year.
Sampson loses appeal: The NCAA on Tuesday rejected an appeal from the former Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson, who was slapped with five years of potential penalties for taking part in more than 100 impermissible calls to recruits while coaching the Hoosiers.
An NCAA spokeswoman said Sampson has used his only appeal, and the case is closed.
Sampson, now an assistant coach for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, declined comment on the report.
Buckeyes' AD becomes committee chairman: Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has been appointed chairman of the Division I Men's Basketball Committee for 2010-11. Smith will succeed UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero, who will be chair for the coming season.
The Associated Press
Pack's Hill to play in PGA event: N.C. State rising sophomore Matt Hill will compete in his first PGA Tour event this weekend, taking part in the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods in Bethesda, Md.
Hill is the only amateur competing in the tournament, which begins Thursday. He received a sponsor's exemption to gain a spot in the field.
Gators' Jenkins gets deferred prosecution: After a four-week investigation, the State Attorney's Office in Florida offered Florida Gators starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins a deferred prosecution for resisting arrest without violence during a late-night altercation on May 30.
Huntley Johnson, Jenkins' attorney, said Jenkins signed the agreement Monday to receive six months' probation, pay the $50 cost of prosecution and either contribute $150 to a charitable organization or serve 15 hours of community service.
The Associated Press
Maryland hires former ECU star: Vanderbilt assistant coach Erik Bakich, a former East Carolina star, has been hired as the Maryland's head coach.
Bakich, an assistant at Vanderbilt for the past seven seasons, replaces Terry Rupp, who resigned May 29 after nine seasons at Maryland.
From ECU news release