College Notebook

NCSU golf fourth in Wolfpack Invitational; Duke volleyball player honored

From News ReleasesOctober 8, 2013 

— N.C. State’s golf team is fourth following Monday’s second round of the Wolfpack Collegiate.

East Carolina is third, 12 shots behind UNC Greensboro’s 554. East Tennessee State is second, three shots back, followed by the Pirates (566) and Wolfpack (568).

Campbell stands eighth at 581. The Camels fired a season-best 9-under 279 in the afternoon session in rainy conditions, highlighted by Mikko Lehtovuori’s 66, his career low as a collegian.

Carter Jenkins of UNC Greensboro owns the individual lead at 16-under (63-63–168) after making 19 birdies over 36 holes. Gudmundur Kristjansson of East Tennessee State is second (68-66–134).

Tuesday’s final round is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Live scoring is available online at Golfstat.com.

Volleyball

Duke: Outside hitter Emily Sklar earned ACC Player of the Week honors after leading the Blue Devils to conference wins against Notre Dame and Wake Forest this past week. Sklar totaled a team-high 35 kills and posted a .380 hitting percentage over the two matches, averaging 5.00 kills per set while helping the Blue Devils extend their winning streak to nine matches.

A 6-foot-3 sophomore from San Jose, Calif., Sklar began the week with a season-high 18 kills in Duke’s four-set victory at Notre Dame. She hit .343 against the Irish while also adding six digs and three blocks.

Sklar followed that performance with a match-high 17 kills vs. Wake Forest on Sunday, marking her seventh-straight match with double-digit kills. She committed just two attack errors against the Deacons, recording a .417 hitting percentage in the match.

Sklar is the third Duke player to earn ACC weekly honors this year, joining classmate Elizabeth Campbell and freshman Sasha Karelov.

Women’s Golf

Duke: Four-time All-America Lindy Duncan will participate in stage II of the LPGA qualifying tournament, which will kick off on Tuesday at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla. The field will play the Panther & Bobcat courses.

The tournament will take place through Friday with 18 holes each day. The top 80 finishers and ties will advance to qualifying stage III, which will take place Dec.4-8 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Women’s Basketball

Campbell: Junior guard Kiera Gaines was announced to the College Sports Madness Big South Preseason all-conference first team.

Gaines was honored on the 2012-13 All-Big South second team after compiling 11.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.3 steals per game. She shot 50percent from the field, while making 25 3-pointers at a 41.7percent clip.

With former Campbell standout Tonisha Baker playing professionally in Germany for the Marburg Blue Dolphins, the Mechanicsville, Va., native is the Camels’ top returner. Gaines tied the total for the most blocks in program history with 33 last season.

She achieved double figures in points during 15 contests, while registering 10 or more rebounds three times. Gaines led Campbell in scoring on eight occasions and rebounding seven times.

Softball

Campbell: Campbell graduates Brittany Arnn and Sarah Forgacs, senior Shaela Churchill and Katie Andrews and sophomore Kailey Farmer were announced as National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Scholar-Athletes.

The Camels were named as an NFCA All-Academic team for posting a 3.04 GPA as a team. Each of the five student-athletes honored registered at least a 3.50GPA during the 2012-13 academic year.

Arnn compiled a 3.75 GPA during the academic year while tallying a 2.72 ERA and 6-9 mark. A .276 average with 31 RBIs was registered by Forgacs, who posted a 3.71 GPA.

Splitting time at second base was Churchill, notching a .231 average and 4.00 GPA. Andrews and Farmer contributed off the bench and registered 3.52 and 3.69 GPA, respectively.

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