Freshman guard Tyus Jones is the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week after standout performances against 15th-ranked North Carolina and Clemson, the United States Basketball Writers Association announced Tuesday.
Jones averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in wins over the Tar Heels and the Tigers. In Saturday’s win over Clemson, Jones had 11 points, two rebounds, nine assists and four steals.
Mount Olive: Mount Olive, which extended its school record winning streak to 14, jumped to No. 10 in both of this week’s Division II men’s basketball national polls.
N.C. State: After impressive victories over Miami and No. 10 Duke, the Wolfpack (16-11, 7-7 ACC) was named the NCAA’s Team of the Week on Feb. 24.
Track and field
N.C. State: Nicole Chavis is the ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week honor after breaking the school record in the weight throw, and Samantha George is ACC Women’s Track Performer of the Week after anchoring the women’s distance medley relay team to a school record.
N.C. State: Senior Joe DeAngelo is ACC Wrestler of the Week after a pair of wins over nationally ranked opponents., including a win in the Wolfpack’s 22-20 upset of 13th-ranked Virginia.
Barton: Senior Zach Breen is Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week.
Elon: Freshman Hannah Olson is CAA Player of the Week.
N.C. State: Coach Shawn Rychcik has signed a two-year extension and agreement to lead the Wolfpack through 2019, director of athletics Debbie Yow announced.