Football standout Tyron Laughinghouse of Saint Augustine’s was selected to the AFCA Division II Coaches All-America team.
Laughinghouse, a senior, joins former defensive star Marcus Kennedy as the only Falcons ever to make the AFCA All-America team. Kennedy, a defensive tackle, was named to the 2008 squad.
Laughinghouse earned All-America honors as an all-purpose player. He is the NCAA Division II leader in kick return average (40.1 yards per return) and kick return touchdowns (three), one short of the Division II season record. He also caught 59 passes for 801 yards and 12 touchdowns at wide receiver.
N.C. State: Junior C.J. Leslie was named the ACC Player of the Week after he averaged 17.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 80 percent from the field (12-for-15) in leading the 25th-ranked Wolfpack to wins against Connecticut and Cleveland State.
Saint Augustine’s: The CIAA honored sophomore Jordan Baber and freshman Regime McCombs as women’s newcomer and rookie of the week, respectively.
Baber, a 6-foot-1 guard, scored a career-high 19 points during a 101-50 victory Saturday against Barber-Scotia.
McCombs, a 5-6 guard, averaged 19 points with 48 percent field-goal shooting – including 65 percent 3-point shooting – in two games. She led the Falcons in scoring both games including a career-high 23 points Saturday against Division I Winthrop.
Duke: After leading Duke’s women to victories against St. John’s and Georgia Tech during the past week, sophomore Elizabeth Williams was named ACC Player of the Week. She averaged 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.5 blocks and 1.5 assists.
Shaw: Cleo Hill Jr. was named CIAA Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s upset of Barton. He guided the Bears from an eight-point deficit midway through the second half to a 91-86 victory against the previously undefeated Bulldogs.
Track & Field
East Carolina: Tynita Butts recorded an NCAA Indoor qualifying mark of 6-1.25 en route to a first-place finish in the women’s high jump at the Christopher Newport Invitational to open the indoor season.