North Carolina senior forward Tyler Zeller was named the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for men's basketball, and Duke junior forward Mason Plumlee was a first-team, Academic All-America selection, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. N.C. State's Marissa Kastanek and Kody Burke were named to the Academic All-America Division I women's basketball team.
Zeller, a business administration major with a 3.62 grade point average, becomes the first Tar Heel to earn first-team Academic All-America honors in two seasons. A 6-foot-10 forward for Duke, Plumlee has a 3.44 grade-point average as a double major in psychology and cultural anthropology.
N.C. State was the only school with more than one member on the three women's Academic All-America teams. Kastanek, a psychology major with a 4.00 grade-point-average, was a second-team selection, while Burke, who owns a 3.95 GPA as a management major, was named to the third team.
UNC, Duke soccer players named to U.S. women's team: Five area college soccer players - four from the University of North Carolina and one from Duke - were named to the U.S. Under-20 national team's 20-player roster for the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship to be held March 1-11 in Panama City, Panama.
The four UNC players on the U.S. team are: defender Crystal Dunn, , forward Kealia Ohai; goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin and forward Lindsay Horan.
Duke forward Mollie Pathman, a Durham native, was also named to the 20-player roster.
The U.S. will kick off Group B play against Guatemala on March 2.
No. 6 Shaw beats St. Aug's, finishes perfect CIAA season: CIAA Player of the Year Malik Alvin and his All-CIAA teammate Tony Smith paced Shaw to a 64-62 victory over Saint Augustine's played at a packed Emery Gymnasium.
The Bears improve to 24-2 on the season, 16-0 in the CIAA and 10-0 in the Southern Division. The Falcons fell to 13-13 and 8-8 in the conference.
UNC women's lacrosse beats Albany: Third-ranked North Carolina jumped out to an early lead and held on to defeat 16th-ranked Albany 16-7 at Fetzer Field.
The Tar Heels got four goals from Abbey Friend and three goals and one assist from Kara Cannizzaro in the win.
N.C. State swimming wins 400-medley relay At ACCs: The N.C. State men took first place in the 400-medley relay at the ACC Championships with a school record time and NCAA B cut of 3:10.90.
Barrett Miesfeld, Ian Bishop, Jonathan Boffa and Ivan Kopas all earned All-ACC honors with the win.