College Notebook

Cutcliffe elected to AFCA board of trustees

From News ReleasesJanuary 14, 2014 

Duke Football Coach David Cutcliffe has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Football Coaches Association, the organization announced at its annual convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

“I am deeply humbled to be asked to serve the AFCA in this capacity for a second time,” Cutcliffe said. “The AFCA is one of the true pillars of this incredible game we call college football, and it will be an honor to help guide our peers into the future.”


Duke’s Ester Goldfield and N.C. State’s Austin Powell have been the named the first ACC Players of the Week of the 2014 season.

Paired with teammate Annie Mulholland, the Blue Devil tandem posted a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles. In singles action, Goldfield defeated No. 89-ranked Leeza Nemchinov, 6-2, 6-2.

Powell played to a 2-0 ledger in singles during the weekend, including an upset of No. 25 Cameron Silverman of Elon (6-2, 5-6, 6-4) on Sunday.

Swimming and Diving

Duke’s Nick McCrory received his fourth ACC swimming and diving weekly award of the season, after being named Male Swimmer of the Week. Also earning weekly honors were North Carolina’s Logan Heck and Kelly Corish.

Heck led two relay teams to top finishes against Navy and won a pair of individual events on his own, as the Tar Heels improved to 4-2 in dual meet action.

Corish swept both diving events in the Tar Heel women’s win against Navy. Each of her scores achieved NCAA zone diving standards.

McCrory earned his fourth ACC Male Diver of the Week award after posting two first-place finishes in a dual meet against No. 25 South Carolina.


Saint Augustine: Amere May was named CIAA men’s basketball newcomer of the week for the third time, after averaging 20.3 points in leading the Falcons to a 2-1 record last week. He has won five CIAA weekly awards this season.


Raleigh Sports Club: With President Barack Obama arriving in Raleigh from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., traffic is expected to be trying, the organization said, as they expect the local interstate (from the airport to N.C State) and streets surrounding N.C. State to be closed.

They ask everyone to get there early for the meeting in which UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell will speak.

The RSC will honor Cameron Gottfried, a Raleigh Broughton High basketball player, as the local Wake County student athlete of the week .

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