Wentz, Moore named to Rimington watch list
N.C. State senior Camden Wentz and Duke redshirt senior Brian Moore have been named to the Rimington Watch List.
The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in Division I college football.
Wentz has been the Wolfpack’s starting center for the past two seasons. Last season, he was an All-ACC nominee, playing 868 snaps, and allowing just one sack.
Moore played only three games last season thanks to a broken arm. During his previous two seasons, he started 24 straight games at right guard for the Blue Devils before transitioning to center in the spring of 2011. He is tied for fourth among active ACC offensive linemen with 27 career starts.
Wentz and Moore are joined on the list by three others from the ACC: Georgia Tech’s Jay Finch, Clemson’s Dalton Freeman and Virginia Tech’s Andrew Miller.
Duke’s Mason Plumlee was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, the association announced Tuesday. The award recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.
Other ACC recipients are Tanner Smith and Andre Young of Clemson and Kendall Smith of N.C. State.
N.C. State assistant Jamill Kelly will travel to the Summer Olympics in London to serve as part of the support staff for USA Wrestling. Kelly recently joined the Wolfpack as part of coach Pat Popolizio’s first staff.
Part of Kelly’s duties with the support staff will be training athletes, helping with workouts and scouting opponents.
This will be Kelly’s fourth trip to the Olympics as part of USA Wrestling.
N.C. State’s Trea Turner and Carlos Rodon helped USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team wrap up its trip with a 5-4 win at Cuba late Monday.
Rodon started and pitched six innings. Against a team of Cuban professionals, the Holly Springs native struck out four, and gave up three earned runs on eight hits. Rodon did not factor into the decision.
Turner started at second base and went 1-for-4 with an RBI. The freshman singled in the seventh, an inning that saw United States strand three runners, and drove in a run when he was hit by a pitch during a rally in the eighth.