Duke senior Elizabeth Williams has been selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America’s Academic All-District III Women’s Basketball team for the second-straight year, the organization announced.
A center from Virginia Beach, Va., Williams is averaging 14.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals after Thursday evening’s victory at Wake Forest.
She currently ranks second in the ACC and 18th nationally in blocks per game. Williams owns 393 blocks for her career to rank 12th on the NCAA’s all-time list, and she is 41 blocks shy of the ACC career record held by former Blue Devil Alison Bales (434). In addition, Williams is fourth on Duke’s all-time scoring list with 1,795 points over her four seasons.
A three-time All-America, Williams is majoring in psychology and holds a 3.43 grade-point average. With her selection to the Academic All-District team, she is now eligible for Academic All-America accolades.
N.C. State: With three straight-set wins, the women swept Winthrop inside the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center in Raleigh. The squad improves to 3-0 on the season while the Eagles move to 1-4 on the season.
The Wolfpack clinched the doubles point after the duo of Elisha Hande and Joanna Nalborska defeated Winthrop’s Alice Garcia and Tijana Uzelac, 6-2.
Duke : The fourth-ranked women fell to No. 20 TCU, 4-3, in the first round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Women’s Team Indoor Championship.
Duke: Three returning Duke lettermen – defenseman Chris Coady, longstick midfielder Brian Dailey and attackman Kyle Keenan – will begin the 2015 season serving an indefinite suspension from the program.
Duke opens the season Saturday at High Point University. The Blue Devils return 31 lettermen and four starters from last year’s squad that went 17-3 and captured the NCAA championship.
N.C. State: The team will be well represented on Saturday at the USATF Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colo. Mary Grace Doggett, Rachel Koon and Patrick Sheehan will compete to earn a spot on the USA Junior National Team.
The top six competitors in each junior race earn a spot on Team USA and compete in Guiyang, China at the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships later this year.