Duke has 21 on Academic All-ACC team

From News ReleasesFebruary 17, 2014 

— Led All-Americans Jamison Crowder and DeVon Edwards, Duke landed a league-high 21 selections on the Academic All-ACC football team.

Offensive tackle Perry Simmons (Sanderson High) was joined by Ross Cockrell and Dave Harding as four-time selections to the team.

• Six N.C. State players were named to the Academic All-ACC team, including second-time awardee senior linebacker Zach Gentry (Leesville Road High).


North Carolina coach Brian Kalbas announced the addition of Maggie Kane of Raleigh (Broughton High) to his freshman class that will enroll in the fall.

Kane was the 2012 North Carolina 4A individual singles champion and the 2010 4A doubles champion. She led her team to state team titles in 2010 and 2012. She has been an All-American and was the 2013 N.C. High School Female Tennis Player of the Year.


The Duke women’s schedule features matchups against eight 2013 NCAA tournament teams. Duke will also host the ACC Championship.

Duke’s home schedule includes ACC opponents Virginia, Boston College and North Carolina, while the team will visit ACC newcomer Louisville and make an inaugural trip to Syracuse.


Campbell senior forward Roslyn Presley is the Big South Player of the Week after posting back-to-back double-doubles Thursday and Saturday.

Presley averaged 26.5 points and 10.5 rebounds to lead the Camels to two pivotal Big South road wins last week.

She had a career-high 29 points to go along with 10 boards to lead Campbell to the 82-81 win at Coastal Carolina on Feb. 13. Two days later at Charleston Southern, Presley connected on 57 percent of her shots from the floor and 8-of-11 from the line to finish with 24 points in a 72-71 win.


Duke’s Jabari Parker is ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth consecutive week and the eighth time after leading Duke to a 69-67 win over Maryland Saturday. He scored a game-high 23 points.

Parker has 15 20-point games, tied for the third-most by a freshman in league history.


North Carolina’s Diamond DeShields earned ACC Player of the Week honors, while Allisha Gray garnered another Rookie of the Week award.

DeShields, who was also named ESPNW’s National Player of the Week, averaged 29 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists with a .541 field goal percentage last week as North Carolina picked up three ACC wins, including road wins at No. 3 Duke and No. 10 N.C. State.

Gray averaged 21.0 points and 7.0 rebounds, while shooting 56.8 percent from the field and 57.9 percent from beyond the arc. The Sandersville, Ga., native posted 24 points and 10 rebounds at Duke. Gray contributed 21 points against Pittsburgh and finished the week with 18 points, on 5-of-7 shooting from long distance, in the win at N.C. State.


Campbell freshman Danny Pardo is the Big South Player of the Week after posting nine hits in his debut weekend.

• Duke sophomore right-hander Michael Matuella is ACC Pitcher of the Week after five perfect innings Saturday, leading the Blue Devils to a 5-1 series-clinching win over Binghamton.


Saint Augustine’s swept the league men’s and women’s titles for the second consecutive year at the CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Winston-Salem.

The Falcons captured their 17th straight CIAA indoor crown and 29th conference championship overall. They are the defending NCAA Division II indoor and outdoor champions.

The Lady Falcons won their second CIAA crown in a row and their 17th in 18 seasons.

The trio of DeJon Wilkinson, JaQuan Demiel and David Shaw of the Falcons were named Men’s CIAA MVPs in the field events.


N.C. State senior Andrew Colley is the ACC Cross Country Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Colley recorded N.C. State’s highest finish at the NCAA championships with a seventh-place showing. A four-time All-ACC and All-Region performer, Colley captured the individual title at the 2013 ACC Championships, finishing the 8k course with a time of 23:37.9, besting the field by nearly 30 seconds.


Though falling into a hole early against UNC Wilmington, Elon bounced back Monday to pick up a 4-3 victory capped by a three-set win on court No. 6 from Tolley Rice.


The Durham Sports Club meets Wednesday at noon at the Croasdaile Country Club. Guest speaker will be Tim Stevens, high school sports editor for The News & Observer. There will also be an auction of seats from the DBAP. Guests are welcome, fee is $25.

• The Raleigh Sports Club meets on Wednesday. The RSC will celebrate its 50th anniversary with special guest speaker and NFL football official Scott Dawson. The RSC will also honor local a Wake County student athlete as the student athlete of the week.

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 until 1 p.m.

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