Greenwell receives national honors, leads Blue Devils into AP Top 25
After leading the Blue Devils to a 74-63 upset of No. 3 South Carolina Sunday, redshirt junior Rebecca Greenwell garnered ESPN Women’s National Player of the Week and ACC Co-Player of the Week honors.
Greenwell turned in a 29-point performance against the Gamecocks, finishing 9-of-15 from the field with four 3-pointers and 7-of-8 from the stripe as Duke handed South Carolina its first loss of the season.
Prior to leading the charge in the win over South Carolina, Greenwell had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists Thursday in a 68-32 ACC/Big Ten Challenge victory at Rutgers.
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Greenwell is averaging 21.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals per contest while leading the Blue Devils in scoring, field goals made, 3-point field goals made, free-throw percentage and overall minutes played.
With the victory over the Gamecocks, Duke (9-1) earned its highest win over a ranked opponent since 2009 to enter the AP Top 25 for the first time this season on Monday, coming in at No. 21.
The Blue Devils resume play Thursday in a 7 p.m. matchup with Elon in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Elon: For the second time this season, the Phoenix roster includes a CAA Rookie of the Week, this time in Ra’ Shika White. White scored a team and season-high 17 points in the Phoenix’s contest at in-state foe North Carolina. She also added eight rebounds and a team and season-best four blocks in the contest.
Campbell: Chris Clemons has earned his second straight Big South Conference player of the week honor after averaging 26 points over a four-game span. The sophomore guard from Raleigh also chipped in 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists as the Camels went 3-1 in the Holy City Hoops Classic.
St. Augustine’s: Kenneth Collins has been named CIAA Newcomer of the Week. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 20 points on 66.7 percent shooting in two games last week including a career-high 25 points and six assists against Davis & Elkins College on Saturday.
Elon: Redshirt junior forward Brian Dawkins has been named the CAA Co-Player of the Week, as announced Monday by the league office. Dawkins averaged a team-high 17.0 points and 5.0 rebounds as Elon went 1-1, including an overtime victory over FIU (84-81) and a narrow loss at Georgetown (77-74). He shares this week’s player of the week honor with College of Charleston sophomore forward Jarrell Brantley.
Duke: Head coach John Danowski has announced the U.S. men’s national team roster for the team’s exhibition against Notre Dame at the annual Team USA Spring Premiere in Bradenton, Fla. The game is set for 1 p.m., Jan. 15 at IMG Academy. Named the head coach of the U.S. men’s senior team in November of 2015, Danowski will lead Team USA in its pursuit for a record 10th gold medal at the 2018 FIL World Championship in Manchester, England.
Track & Field
Mount Olive: The Trojans picked up three NCAA Provisional Qualifiers at the Holiday Open Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport University on Sunday. The men’s and women’s teams are next in action on January 20 at the Liberty Kick Off in Lynchburg, Va.
Duke: Freshman Margaux Paolino and the United States U21 national team wrapped up the Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 with an eighth-place finish over the weekend at the multi-sport Club Deportivo Manquehue complex in Santiago. After finishing second in Pool A, the U.S. lost to Argentina in the quarterfinals en route to a disappointing 2-4 tournament record.
Swimming & Diving
N.C. State: Soren Dahl, Anton Ipsen and Alexia Zevnik have been selected to represent their respective countries at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships in Windsor, Canada, Tuesday through Sunday inside the WFCU Arena. Dahl and Ipsen will represent Denmark while Zevnik will represent Canada. Additionally, recent graduate Simonas Bilis was chosen to compete for Lithuania in the prestigious worldwide event.
Duke: The Blue Devils brought three medals back to Durham following a strong performance at this weekend’s December North American Cup, hosted by the United States Fencing Association in Richmond, Va. Former Blue Devil and current volunteer assistant coach Leslie Marx and current saber coach Jacek Huchwajda hit the strips hard Friday in their respective events and both came away with gold. Junior Dakota Nollner also earned a spot on the Division I-A Men’s Epee podium Saturday after finishing sixth overall, bringing the medal count to three for the weekend.
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