Madison Jones dismissed from Wake Forest basketball team
WINSTON-SALEM Wake Forest head basketball coach Danny Manning today announced that he has dismissed Madison Jones from the team for a violation of athletics department policy.
Jones previously was suspended from the team on March 24 and reinstated on May 20.
Jones, a 6-1 senior guard from Raleigh, N.C. (Ravenscroft), played in 32 games with six starts as a junior last season. He averaged 4.7 points and 3.0 assists in 21.0 minutes per game.
UNC: The team received 34 points and is the preseason favorite to claim the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship, according to a vote of the league’s seven head coaches. The Tar Heels are ranked No. 2 in the nation in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association preseason poll.
Duke: The team will begin the 2015 campaign ranked fifth in the country, as released in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s Division I preseason. The Blue Devils have also been picked to finish third in the ACC by a vote of the league’s seven head coaches.
Wake Forest: The team was picked to finish fifth in the annual preseason ACC coaches’ poll. Last year Wake Forest won the ACC Tournament after the leagues head coaches predicted a fifth-place finish.
Duke: Standout Taylor Racioppi received national recognition as the freshman midfielder was selected to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week, after scoring three goals over the weekend in the UNC Nike Classic in Chapel Hill.
Campbell: Former Camel guard Amir Celestin has signed a three-year contract with the Maccabi Bazan Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League.
Track & Field
Elon: The University was awarded to host the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Mount Olive: Student-athletes Kayla Mergl and Caitlin Sabadish were named to the 2015 IWLCA Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes women’s lacrosse student-athletes who have achieved at least junior status academically and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or greater.
DUKE: Former Blue Devil and two-time All-America Brittany Lang was named to the 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup team. Lang was the 2004 National Rookie of the Year and a 2004 and 2005 first team All-America at Duke.
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