David Shaw of Saint Augustine’s University is the men’s national triple jump champion after leaping a career-best 51-11 in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships on the Grand Valley State University campus Friday, May 22, 2015.
Shaw won the triple jump on his first leap. He beat Demorrio Leggett of Findlay, who placed second with a jump of 51-61/4.
▪ Fanta Fofana was named to the Capital One Division II Academic All-District 2 Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team. She is one of 12 female scholar-athletes on the All-District 2 squad who will advance to the national ballot.
This is the second academic award in three days for Fofana, a business administration major with a 3.86 cumulative grade point average. She was selected to the CIAA Commissioner’s All-Academic First Team on Tuesday.
A long distance runner, Fofana was chosen CIAA Women's Track MVP after leading the Lady Falcons to the CIAA outdoor title in April. She finished second in the 1500-meter and 3000-meter runs and fourth in the 800-meter run at the outdoor championship meet. Fofana also earned All-CIAA cross country honors in 2014 after placing seventh in the women’s 5K CIAA Championship race.
DURHAM The honors continue to roll in for Duke’s Myles Jones. One day after being named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America first team, the junior midfielder was selected as the Lt.Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award winner as the nation’s top midfielder.
Jones is the fourth Blue Devil to win the award, joining Jim Gonnella (1997), Kevin Cassese (2002) and C.J. Costabile (2012).
Jones, the nation’s leading midfield scorer, paced Duke’s offense in 2015 with a career-best 77 points from 40 goals and 37 assists. He is the first Blue Devil midfielder and eighth Duke player overall to reach 70 points in a season. His 77 points are 11th all-time, while his 37 assists are tied for seventh. The two-time All-American is the second midfielder in Duke history to reach the 40-goal benchmark. Robert Rotanz also had 40 tallies in 2012.
Duke finished the season with a 12-6 overall record and a runner-up finish in the ACC tournament. The Blue Devils earned the No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament, falling to Ohio State in the first round.