After matching a school single-game record by passing for five touchdowns in a 41-7 victory over Memphis, East Carolina sophomore quarterback Shane Carden was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week.
It is the initial weekly league award of Carden’s career and the first by a member of the Pirate offensive unit this season.
In addition to his scoring tosses, Carden established career highs in passing yardage (308) and completion percentage (75.8) to lead East Carolina to its largest victory margin since 2009. He completed 25-of-33 passes without an interception against the Tigers and recorded touchdown throws of 67, 39, 11, 14 and four yards.
NC Central: Quarterback Jordan Reid and linebacker Ty Brown swept the MEAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards for their performances during the Eagles’ thrilling come-from-behind 24-20 victory at Morgan State in Baltimore on Saturday.
Shaw: Chavis McManus was named CIAA Offensive Lineman of the Week, Marquise Grizzle Rookie of the Week and Darnell Evans Special Teams Player of the Week for in Shaw’s 48-20 win over Livingstone Saturday afternoon.
NC State: NC State sophomore middle blocker Alesha Wilson has been named the ACC Player of the Week.
NC Central: For the third time this season, outside hitter Christine Anthony is the MEAC Rookie of the Week.
Elon: Celia Rose Eddy is the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
UNC: North Carolina won the women’s eight and put three of its fours in the top seven Sunday at the Occoquan Chase. UNC was first and ninth in the 17-boat field for the Open Women’s 8+, and then took fourth, fifth, seventh and 19th in the Open Women’s 4+.
Duke: The second preseason college magazine has hit the newsstands with Duke ranked No. 2 nationally by Athlon Magazine.
ECU: Junior keeper Christiane Cordero is Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in the past four weeks.
Duke: Both squads climbed up the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association regional rankings. The Blue Devils women, previously ranked fifth in the Southeast Region, moved up to the top spot. The men’s team also moved up after earning a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Elon: The women’s team moved up to 12th in the latest edition of the Southeast Region Poll.
Duke: Dylan Nollner tied for 50th out of 254 epee participants at the U.S. Fencing North American Cup on Sunday.
Duke: The men’s tennis team went 9-5 at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational in Winston Salem over the weekend.
Saint Augustine’s: Victoria Davis led the way with 11 kills in a 3-0 loss to Winston-Salem State on Monday.
Shaw: The Bears fought back from a 2-1 set deficit to take the fourth and deciding fifth set against Johnson C. Smith.
N.C. State Athletic Director Debbie Yow will be the guest speaker at the Raleigh Sports Club Wednesday at Highland United Methodist. St. Mary’s School volleyball player Maddie Plumlee will be honored as Student Athlete of the Week.