DURHAM — Duke junior wide receiver Jamison Crowder was named ACC Specialist of the Week for the second time this season after totaling 109 punt return yards, including an 82-yard touchdown against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
A 5-foot-9, 175-pound native of Monroe, Crowder averaged 36.3 yards per punt return on three attempts in the 58-55 loss to Pitt and took his first punt back 82 yards for his second return touchdown of the season. He also logged punt returns of 12 and 15 yards on the way to 279 all-purpose yards, which ranks as the fifth highest single-game total in Duke history.
For the game, Crowder had seven receptions for a season-high 141 yards and totaled three touchdowns, also scoring on a 62-yard reception and a 7-yard rush to become the first Duke player since Scottie Montgomery in 1999 to score via reception, rush and kick return.
Track and field
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Duke graduate student Juliet Bottorff its national athlete of the week after her convincing win Friday at the 20th running of the Adidas XC Challenge in Cary.
A 2012 cross country All-American, Bottorff averaged a 5:18 per mile pace over 3.1 miles to earn a course record of 16:28.81 on the WakeMed Soccer Campus cross country course.
After guiding the Duke volleyball team to victories over Indiana and No. 16 Illinois during thet weekend, sophomore Elizabeth Campbell earned ACC co-Player of the Week honors, and Sasha Karelov garnered ACC Freshman of the Week accolades. North Carolina middle blocker Victoria McPherson joined Campbell as ACC co-Player of the Week.
• Campbell sophomore libero Mary Crema was named Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week afer getting 4.35 digs per set and a 99 percent service reception in four matches.
Craig Hornberger of Campbell shot a one-over-par 73 in his collegiate debut and is tied for third place on the individual leader board after the opening round of the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational in Erie, Colo.
Raleigh Sports Club
The guest speaker Wednesday will be former East Carolina football coach Steve Logan.
Meetings are held in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road, at 11:50 a.m. See http://www.raleighsportsclub.org/ for details.