Duke baseball incoming freshman Zach Kone was named to the Louisville Slugger High School All-America first team after a standout senior campaign at perennial power Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, Fla.
An athletic shortstop from, Kone hit .556 (30-for-54) with nine doubles, a triple and seven home runs over the course of his senior season. In addition, he scored 20 runs and drove in 19 RBI while registering a .607 on-base percentage and 1.148 slugging percentage.
He also garnered player of the year recognition from the Florida Athletic Coach’s Association, the Miami Herald and the Sun Sentinel as well as first team All-Broward County and District 14 4-A Player of the Year accolades.
Duke: Senior Blair Holliday was one of five recipients of the 2015 Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A). Holliday was presented with his honor at the N4A National Convention Award Luncheon Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
Duke: Coach Jamie Green announced the signing of national letters of intent from Shrish Dwivedi and Alex Smalley to join the program next fall. In addition, Matt Oshrine is transferring to Duke from Loyola (Md.) and will be eligible to compete next season.
Duke: Swimming and diving coach Dan Colellaannouncedthe addition of Anna Quinn to the women’s program for the 2015-16 campaign.
Duke: For the third consecutive summer, outside hitter Emily Sklar will travel internationally to play volleyball after accepting an invitation to represent the United States at the World University Games July 3-14 in Gwangju City, South Korea.
Track and Field
UNC: The track and field and cross country programs were recognized as top programs by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.