Duke’s Sulaimon is ACC basketball Rookie of the Week

From News ReleasesFebruary 25, 2013 

— Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon was named ACC Rookie of the Week Monday, as announced by the league office. Sulaimon, the second-leading freshman scorer in the ACC, was honored for the second time this season.

He averaged 22.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game in leading Duke to ACC wins over Virginia Tech and Boston College.

• Duke’s Alexis Jones was selected the ACC Rookie of the Week for the women after nearly registering a triple-double at No. 8 Maryland on Sunday with 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

• N.C. Central’s Jeremy Ingram earned MEAC Co-Player of the Week honors with his performance in two Eagle victories last week.

Ingram, who averaged 20 points, 5.5 rebounds in a pair of conference victories last week against S.C. State and arch-rival N.C. A&T, is sharing the honor with Bethune-Cookman’s Adrien Coleman, who recorded a double-double 26 points and 11 rebounds in a win over S.C. State.

Track and field

Duke: Four Duke cross country athletes have been selected to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2012 Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic team. In addition, both the men’s and women’s cross country squads received 2012 All-Academic status for collectively earning a 3.00 grade point average or higher.

Graduate student Suejin Ahn, senior Juliet Bottorff and sophomores Carolyn Baskir and Kelsey Lakowske were each named USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country All-Academic honorees following the 2012 cross country campaign, which saw the Blue Devil women win the Southeast Region title and finish seventh as a team at the NCAA Championships.


North Carolina: Coach Larry Fedora will be guest speaker Wednesday at the Raleigh Sports Club. Meeting location will again be at Highland UMC at 1901 Ridge Road at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the Beltline.


Duke: The men’s golf team remains in second place after posting a one-over 289 in the second round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational at Sawgrass Country Club Monday. The Blue Devils enter Tuesday’s final round with a five-under 571, 12 shots behind leader and host North Florida (-17, 559).

North Florida (-17) and Duke (-5) are the only two teams under-par heading into the final round of play. Central Florida is third overall with a nine-over 585, while Arkansas, North Texas, Florida and LSU are all tied for fourth place at 11-over. Monday’s second round of play featured several delays with standing water on the course as well as lightening in the area.

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