The next meeting of the Raleigh Sports Club will be Wednesday. North Carolina whistleblower Mary Willingham and history professor Jay Smith will be the special guest speakers.
“Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports” exposes the fraudulent inner workings of the university. Smith and Willingham will give the inside story and the latest updates on their research.
The RSC will recognize a local high school student as the Student Athlete of the Week. Chris Clemons (Millbrook basketball) will be recognized as the Student Athlete of the Week.
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Duke: Elizabeth Williams is on the All-ACC first team and defensive team, and Azurá Stevens (Cary High) is on the freshman team.
▪ Also on the All-ACC first team are Wake Forest’s Dearica Hamby and UNC’s Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga.
Elon: For the fourth time this season, the Colonial Athletic Association named Shay Burnett the rookie of the week.
Campbell: Senior forward Kiera Gaines was named to the Big South all-tournament team.
Duke, UNC: The Blue Devils and Tar Heels were recognized with a National Academic Team Award, which honors institutions with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the academic year.
N.C. State: Emily Weiman is one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.
▪ Tyler Ross is ACC Player of the Week.
Campbell: After striking out a school-record 15 Friday, Heath Bowers is a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week chosen by Collegiate Baseball.
N.C. State: Elisha Hande is one of eight finalists for the inaugural Haier Ultimate Achievement Award.
UNC: Sophomore Jack Nyquist placed fourth in men’s 1-meter diving and earned an invitation to the NCAA Championships at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships at the University of Georgia. On the women’s 3-meter diving board, freshman Elissa Dawson took a sixth-place finish and earned an invite to the NCAA Championships, which will be March 19-21 in Greensboro.