Saint Augustines: Rising senior Javarous Faulk of Saint Augustines was named to the USA College Football Division II Pre-Season All-America Second Team entering the 2013 season. Click HERE to view the USA Pre-Season All-America teams.
This is the third pre-season honor for Faulk, who is considered one of top defensive ends in the nation. A Macon, Ga., native, Faulk was chosen Pre-season Honorable Mention All-American by Beyond Sports Network in June and named to the Pre-season All-CIAA Team in July.
Faulk, who is hearing impaired, is coming off a banner 2012 season. He ranked second in Division II with 1.3 sacks per game. His 13 sacks ranked second in the CIAA and tied a school single-season record.
His outstanding play led to three postseason accolades last season. Faulk was named to the Black College Sports Page All-America Third Team, the Don Hansen All-Super Region One Third Team and the All-CIAA First Team. He was a nominee for the Gene Upshaw Award which goes to the Division II lineman of the year. For his career, Faulk has 17.5 sacks at St. Aug.
Duke: Continuing her busy summer of action, Duke University sophomore Celine Boutier will compete in the Ricoh Womens British Open from Aug. 1-4 at the St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland.
Boutier, who is a product of Montrouge, France, will play in the first British Open event of her career. She is coming off finishing tied for third at the International European Ladies Amateurs Championship in Turku, Finland.
She will tee off on Thursday at 9:48 a.m., along with two-time Duke All-America Brittany Lang and Helen Alfredsson. Duke senior Laetitia Beck is listed as a second alternate for the Ricoh Womens British Open and has yet to find out if she will get to play.
The 2013 ACC Rookie of the Year and Honorable Mention All-America, Boutier heads into her second season at Duke, after totaling a 73.45 stroke average to go along with four top 10 finishes. Her 73.45 stroke average was the sixth-best single-season stroke average by a Blue Devil freshman.
Fans will be able to catch the British Open live on ESPN2 each day. On Aug. 1-2 air times will be 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and on Aug. 3-4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Duke: The Duke men's golf team was among 80 Division I teams to receive All-Academic Team honors as presented by the Farmers Insurance and announced by the GCAA Wednesday. The Blue Devils placed four players on the ACC All-Academic Team, including senior Brinson Paolini who also earned Academic All-America and ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.
Brown (Division I), Post (Division II), Greensboro College (Division III), Embry Riddle - AZ (NAIA), Scottsdale CC (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain CC (NJCAA DII) were named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions announced the GCAA.
Brown posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.74. A total of 143 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition - a new high in the five years of the award.