The N.C. State women’s basketball team has been named the NCAA Division I Play 4Kay fundraising winner for the 2014-15 season, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund announced on Friday afternoon.
From Feb. 13-23, teams across the nation dedicated an event to raise awareness and funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. NC State’s original and 10th annual Hoops 4 Hope win over No. 10 Duke marked the highest fundraising total in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball.
“Being named the winner of the 2015 Play 4Kay award is a great honor, especially to all of us here at NC State,” coach Wes Moore said. “This is a place that loves Coach Yow and the legacy she has left behind.
Since the Fund’s inception, more than $4.18 million has been allocated in support of women’s cancer research and related projects.
N.C. State’s 72-59 win over No. 10 Duke in the 10th annual Hoops 4 Hope game on Feb. 22 marked the 41st time in program history that the Wolfpack had defeated an opponent ranked among the nation’s top 10. It also led to NC State being named the NCAA Team of the Week on Feb. 24.
NCCU: Sophomore catcher Conrad Kovalcik went 5-for-5 at the plate with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored as the Eagles beat host N.C. A& 18-10 in game one of a doubleheader. The Eagles won 6-4 in game two.
Saint Aug’s: The team defeated Chowan 11-2 and 7-6 in a CIAA baseball doubleheader at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary.
With the two wins, the Falcons (13-16, 3-1 CIAA) moved into sole possession of second place in the CIAA standings. Chowan (14-16, 5-7) fell to third place at 5-7.
Campbell: Seth LaRue and Brian Taylor both drove in two, and Campbell clinched its Big South series at Presbyterian with an 8-1 win.
NCCU: Savannah State scored a dozen late runs to pull away to a pair of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) victories over visiting N.C. Central, 10-2 and 7-3.