Campbell’s Amon Terer named No. 1 overall seed at NCAA National Championships
Campbell track and field athlete Amon Terer will be the No. 1 overall seed at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
The five-time All-American recently punched his ticket to the NCAA National Championships Saturday night at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. The Campbell graduate, from Eldoret, Kenya, placed first overall in the semifinal of the men’s 5K with a time of 13:55.55 to highlight Campbell’s performances on Day Three of the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds.
This is Terer’s second straight Nationals appearance, and he has a shot at becoming the Camels’ first-ever Division I national champion.
The men’s 5K national title race is scheduled for June 9 at approximately 7:25 p.m.
St. Augustine’s: George Williams was named NCAA Division II Men’s National Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year for the fifth straight season, and Sandy Chapman was chosen as NCAA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Thursday.
In addition, Tia-Adana Belle ran the fastest women’s time and Shawn Rowe posted the seventh-fastest men’s time in the nation among collegians in all divisions last weekend according to the USTFCCCA Top-10 Performance List this week.
N.C. State: Joe Dunand has been named an All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, announced Thursday by the organization. The Wolfpack’s starting shortstop garners second-team honors. Dunand owns a team-high 16 home runs and leads the team with 47 runs batted in and has compiled a .284 batting average on the year to go along with the Wolfpack’s highest slugging percentage at .619.
UNC: The Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I All-American baseball teams and National Players of The Year were announced Thursday, and North Carolina juniors J.B. Bukauskas and Logan Warmoth were named to the 17-man first team. Junior Brian Miller was a third-team selection.
Bukauskas, the ACC Pitcher of the Year, enters the NCAA tournament 9-0 with a 2.02 ERA and 111 strikeouts. Warmoth leads the UNC offense with team highs in batting average (.349), slugging (.569), hits (89), runs (59), doubles (19), triples (5) and home runs (9). Miller, a career .331 hitter, has posted career highs of 16 doubles, seven homers, 47 RBIs and 22 stolen bases to go with elite outfield defense.
Wake Forest: Outfielder Stuart Fairchild (First Team), catcher Ben Breazeale (First Team) and first baseman Gavin Sheets (Third Team) garnered All-America accolades from Collegiate Baseball on Thursday.
St. Augustine’s: Tim Carter was selected to the Black College Nines Elite Baseball Team in the Small School Division. The All-CIAA right fielder led the Falcons in batting average (.343), home runs (8) and runs batted in (39). He ranked fifth in the CIAA in home runs and had a .935 fielding percentage.
Duke: Senior Phoebe Donovan and sophomores Rhea Bergman, Shannon Tierney and Karley Whelan were named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athletes for 2017, the organization announced.
UNC: Seniors Mallory Young and Allie Martin, juniors Morgan Donnelly and Kathryn Johnson and sophomores Bethany Brake, Paige Colpo and Kelly Williams were honored by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association as 2017 Scholar-Athletes, the CRCA announced.
Wake Forest: Rising sophomore Alex Sharp will represent her native country of Australia at the World University Games, held Aug. 19-30, in Chinese Taipei.
Duke: Canada Soccer has released its women’s national team roster ahead of two matches against Costa Rica in June, and Blue Devils redshirt senior Rebecca Quinn was one of 19 players selected. The matches against Costa Rica will take place June 8 in Winnipeg and June 11 in Toronto.
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