12 ECU players all-conference

From News ReleasesDecember 5, 2012 

— East Carolina had 12 players named to All-Conference USA football teams, according to the league office. Headlining the selections was first-team sophomore receiver Justin Hardy.

Hardy ranks second in C-USA in receptions per game (6.92) and third in receiving yards per contest (87.17).

He has 10 touchdowns.

On the second team, East Carolina had running back Vintavious Cooper, offensive lineman Will Simmons, defensive lineman Michael Brooks, linebacker Derrell Johnson and Hardy as a punt returner. Receiving honorable mention nods were quarterback Shane Carden, offensive lineman Adhem Elsawi, defensive lineman Lee Pegues, linebacker Jeremy Grove, defensive back Damon Magazu, kicker Warren Harvey and punter Trent Tignor.

• East Carolina outside linebacker Montese Overton was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team.

Softball

East Carolina: Courtney Crews was named volunteer assistant coach, according to coach Beth Keylon-Randolph. Crews will work with the catchers.

Baseball

North Carolina: The Tar Heels signed 14 players during the early signing period, coach Mike Fox announced. Included in this class are three of the nation’s top 100 prospects, according to Baseball America.

Campbell: Contests with N.C. State, Duke and East Carolina, plus 37 home games and a full Big South slate highlight the Camels’ 2013 schedule. They will open Feb. 15 against Eastern Michigan.

Lacrosse

North Carolina: Four former Tar Heels players and current assistant coach Katrina Dowd were among 25 players named to the U.S. Women’s National Training Team roster.

Volleyball

Duke: Libero Ali McCurdy earned AVCA All-East Region honors by the American Volleyball Association. McCurdy, a junior, led the ACC in digs per set (5.25), securing all-conference honors. With 672 digs during 2012, she broke the Duke season record.

Track and Field

N.C. State: Junior Kris Kornegay-Gober was named the ACC men’s indoor track and field performer of the week after he broke his school high jump record at the JDL Fast Track Kick-Off in Winston-Salem, by leaping 7 feet, 4.25 inches to win the event. His previous school mark was 7-3.75, which he set at last year’s ACC Indoor Championships.

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