College notes

Duke’s Capra, N.C. State’s Mudge get ACC honors

From News ReleasesFebruary 11, 2014 

— Duke’s Beatrice Capra and N.C. State’s Robbie Mudge were named ACC Players of the Week in tennis.

In helping Duke capture the 2014 ITA Indoor Team Championship, Capra faced some of the nation’s toughest competition and compiled a singles record of 3-1. Capra’s three singles wins came against the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 15 competitors in the country.

She also performed well in doubles, teaming with Hanna Mar to go 2-1, with the loss coming against the No. 1 doubles pair in the country.

N.C. State’s Mudge enjoyed a solid weekend in which he went unbeaten in singles and doubles and helped the Wolfpack to victories against No. 30 Virginia Commonwealth and No. 26 South Carolina.

Gymnastics

North Carolina: The Tar Heels finished third at the Chicago Style Invitational Meet on Friday, totaling 192.075 to advance past Illinois- Chicago. They fell short against Boise State and Bowling Green, which placed first and second.

In addition to freshman Megan Marenghi’s personal best performances on bars (9.8) and balance beam (9.775), freshman Margaret Brown stepped up on vault and floor, where she scored 9.55 and 9.325. Acacia Cosentino earned a 9.8 on bars, one of North Carolina’s top scores of the night.

Josselyn Mackey complimented Cosentino and Marenghi on bars, adding a solid 9.725. Sarah Peterson, Kristin Aloi and Lexi Cappalli – competing first, second and third on vault – all scored a 9.725.

Golf

North Carolina: The women’s team fired an 11-over-par 295 in the final round to finish with an 899 total and move up to 10th place at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., the first event of the spring campaign. Leslie Cloots and Jackie Chang both fired a 1-over 72 on Tuesday.

Senior Katherine Perry of Cary led the Tar Heels in the three-day event as she fired a 3-over 74 in the final round to tie for 29th place with a 10-over 223 total.

Top-ranked Southern California captured the team championship with a 14-over 868 total.

Football

Saint Augustine’s: Defensive tackle Shonquez Nelson and receiver Brian Richards will play in the College All Star Bowl at Paladin Stadium at Furman on Friday. The game will be broadcast nationally by CBS Sports Network starting at 6 p.m. on Time Warner Cable Channel 537 in Wake County. It will also be shown on the Dish Network (Channel 158) and DirecTV (Channel 221) satellite service providers.

The game features NFL draft eligible seniors who played college football and/or high school football in South Carolina. Other promising players not affiliated with South Carolina were eligible as well.

Track & Field

Duke: The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the regional and national rankings Tuesday, with the Duke men’s No. 1 in the Southeast Region and No. 38 in the nation.

The Duke women’s remained at No. 2 in the Southeast Region while moving up six positions to No. 29 in the nation. The rankings come two days after strong performances by both teams at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York, N.Y., and the Virginia Tech Elite Meet in Blacksburg, Va.

• Sophomore Megan Clark of Duke was named ACC Female Performer of the Week, marking the second consecutive week she received the honor.

Saint Augustine’s: The men’s team remained No. 1 for the second straight week in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Computer Rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Falcons are ahead of second-ranked Adams State and third-ranked Ashland. In the women’s rankings, Lincoln (Mo.) stayed No. 1 followed by second-ranked Grand Valley State and third-ranked Adams State. The St. Augustine’s women are ranked 17th.

Baseball

Saint Augustine’s: Junior pitcher Bryan Rivera was named Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He pitched a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 win Saturday, with seven strikeouts and one walk in a seven-inning complete game.

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