College notebook: Three Blue Devils named ACC players of week

From News ReleasesNovember 11, 2013 

— Defensive end Kenny Anunike, linebacker Kelby Brown and safety DeVon Edwards all received ACC Player of the Week honors Monday following Duke’s 38-20 home win over N.C. State on Saturday.

Anunike is defensive lineman of the week, Brown is co-linebacker of the week and Edwards is rookie of the week after helping the Blue Devils improve to 7-2 and extend their winning streak to five games.

Edwards, a redshirt freshman safety and kickoff returner, also was named the Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week, Hornung Award Honor Roll and CFPA National Defensive Performer and Defensive Back of the Week honors after scoring three touchdowns against N.C. State, including a 100-yard kickoff return and interception returns of 25 and 45 yards.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Duke freshman Jabari Parker was the unanimous pick for ACC Rookie of the Week after helping Duke top Davidson, 111-77 on Friday in Duke’s season opener.

In his first collegiate game, Parker tied for the team lead with 22 points on 8-of-10 field goals and 3-of-3 on three-point attempts. He added six rebounds, two assists and a block.

A 6-8, 235-pound forward, Parker started against Davidson and hit his first five shots en route to the second most points by a Duke freshman in a season opener under coach Mike Krzyzewski. His 22-point effort was only the fifth 20-point game by a Duke freshman in a season opener in the Coach K era.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Coming off leading second-ranked Duke to a season-opening victory at ninth-ranked California on Sunday, senior guard Chelsea Gray was named the ACC Player of the Week.

Gray scored a game-high 22 points and had five assists, four rebounds and two steals in the road win.

VOLLEYBALL

Duke climbed two spots to No. 13 in the most recent American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Poll. Monday’s poll marks the Blue Devils’ highest national ranking since Duke held the No. 13 position on Oct. 8, 2007.

The Blue Devils (22-3) have won 18 of their past 19 matches. Duke is a league-best 13-1 in ACC play and leads No. 15 North Carolina (22-3, 11-3 ACC) and No. 22 Florida State (18-7, 11-3 ACC) by two games in the conference standings.

MEN’S SOCCER

Campbell’s Scooter Oliver, a team captain who played at Panther Creek, is Big South men’s soccer scholar-athlete of the year.

FOOTBALL

After hauling in 67 yards and a touchdown against Marist, Campbell freshman Austin Fleming was named honorable mention National Tight End of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.

MEN’S LACROSSE

The University of North Carolina program exceeded its expectations as it raised nearly $25,000 for the VS Cancer Foundation on Saturday before the UNC homecoming football game against Virginia.

RALEIGH SPORTS CLUB

Jay Schuller (Middle Creek) will be recognized as the Student Athlete of the Week at Wednesday’s meeting. Debbie Yow, N.C. State athletics director, will be the special guest speaker.

Meetings are held in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the Raleigh Beltline . Buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is from noon-1 p.m.

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