Shaw University Women’s basketball player Verdine Warner was named the 2015 CIAA Women’s Basketball player of the Year.
Warner, senior from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, was also named to the All-CIAA Women’s Basketball Team announced Friday by the league’s Women’s Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors.
Track and Field
N.C. State: Freshman Rachel Koon was selected by USA Track and Field to represent the United States on Sunday at the 2015 APA Pan American Cross Country Cup in Barranquilla, Colombia. In the USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colo., she finished seventh in the junior women’s 6k with a time of 22:25 to earn her a spot on the national team.
UNC: No. 4 UCLA scored three times the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and held on for an 8-5 win over No. 6 North Carolina Friday afternoon at Central Florida in Orlando. The two teams combined for 11 errors in a sloppy game that took nearly four hours and featured 12 pitchers. The series, which was moved from Chapel Hill due to winter weather, continues Saturday at 1 p.m.
Tyler Ramirez and Skye Bolt homered for the Tar Heels (3-1), who never led after falling behind 1-0 in the first.
James Kaprielian pitched into the seventh for UCLA (5-0) to pick up his second win in as many starts.
N.C. State: A pair of standout pitching performances helped the Wolfpack sweep a doubleheader. Senior Emily Weiman broke the program record with 17 strikeouts in an 8-1 win versus Eastern Kentucky, and sophomore Courtney Mirabella threw her second career no-hitter in a 3-1 win over Dayton.
Duke: The 16th-ranked women’s team was unable to stop its three-match skid, falling to second-ranked Florida, 4-0, in Gainesville, Fla.
Saint Augustine’s: Guard Raheem Jolliffe was named to the All-CIAA Men’s Basketball Team.
Elizabeth City: Guard Jadda Jefferies was named to to All-CIAA Women’s team. Freshman guard Breona Jones is CIAA Women’s Rookie of the Year.