Duke’s Johnell Barnes is ACC WR of Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke junior Johnell Barnes was named the ACC Receiver of the Week, according to an announcement by the league office Tuesday. The league honor is the first of Barnes’ career and the first for a Blue Devil this season.
Barnes received this week’s honor after helping Duke to a 37-7 win last Thursday at Tulane. He tallied a personal-best 11 receptions for a career-high 109 yards and a touchdown.
The Lehigh Acres, Fla., product’s 11 receptions are tied for the fourth most in the country this season, behind Idaho’s Dezman Epps (14), Western Michigan’s Daniel Braverman (13) and UL-Monroe’s Rashon Ceaser (13).
The ACC’s other weekly honors included Pittsburgh’s linebacker Nicholas Grigsby, rookie Qadree Ollison and specialist Avonte Maddox. Florida State quarterback Everett Golson, North Carolina offensive lineman Landon Turner, Boston College defensive lineman Mehdi Abdesmad and Louisville defensive back Josh-Harvey Clemons completed the league’s selections.
Wake Forest: Punter Alexander Kinal was named the Ray Guy Player of the Week for his efforts Thursday against Elon. The honor is given to the punter who had the best week in the nation.
Duke: A pair of senior Blue Devils swept the ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week awards after leading the team to two wins over top-10 opponents at the B1G/ACC Cup. Midfielder Aileen Johnson was tabbed the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, and back Amanda Kim received Defensive Player of the Week recognition.
NC State: The team announced on Tuesday that all home matches this season will be streamed live on GoPack.com free of charge for viewers.
Duke: Standouts Celine Boutier and Leona Maguire, the last two WGCA National Player of the Year selections, are set to compete in The Evian Championship Thursday through Sunday at the 6,470-yard, par 71 Evian Resort Golf Club in France.
Campbell: For the fourth time in five years, the team won the combined men’s and women’s Golfweek Program Challenge. On the strength of Coach John Crooks’ 77th career women’s tournament title, the Camels garnered the women’s team trophy for the third time on Tuesday by 12 strokes over runner-up Old Dominion at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.
Mount Olive: Paula Guridi and Julie Loennechen both tied for 5th place out of 54 golfers and the team took fourth place out of 10 teams after the final round of play Tuesday in the Cutter Creek Invitational at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, N.C. The tournament was UMO’s fall opener.
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