Tar Heel wins national tennis honor

From News ReleasesMay 20, 2014 

North Carolina freshman Brayden Schnur carved a place for himself in Tar Heels history when he was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Rookie Player of the Year.

He became the first Tar Heel to win the award and this marks the ninth time in school history that a Tar Heels player or coach has won one of the ITA's major awards.

Schnur, who enrolled during January, had a tremendous campaign, being named the ACC Freshman of the Year as well as the ITA Carolina Regional Rookie of the Year. He played at the No. 1 spot in the singles lineup all season and manned the No. 1 doubles spot with sophomore Brett Clark.

Schnur was 19-4 in singles, including a 13-3 ledger against nationally ranked players. He was 21-5 in doubles, including an 18-5 mark with Clark at the No. 1 spot.

Women’s lacrosse

Duke: Senior defender Taylor Virden and junior attacker Kerrin Maurer were selected for All-America honors by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

Virden collected first-team accolades for the second consecutive season and Maurer collected the first such honor of her career, earning a spot on the second team.

Duke was one of 13 teams with multiple All-America selections.


Duke: Matt Skura was named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List as one of the top centers in the nation entering the 2014 season, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced Monday.

Track and field

Saint Augustine’s: Barbara Pierre, a 2010 graduate, was selected to run in the 400-meter relay for Team USA in the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays Championships, which is scheduled for Saturday, and Sunday at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.

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