Duke kicker Ross Martin earns national honor
DURHAM Duke senior kicker Ross Martin has been named a semifinalist for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Thursday.
The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
Martin is a two-time All-America selection by Sports Illustrated (2012 and 2014) and a two-time Lou Groza Award semifinalist (2012 and 2014). He has been a three-time All-ACC honoree by Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and was a Freshman All-America pick by Sporting News, CBS Sports and Phil Steele in 2012. Prior to the start of the 2015 campaign, Martin was tabbed as the No. 8 kicker in the nation by Lindy’s Sports.
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Martin became Duke’s career field goal leader this season after setting the Blue Devils’ career points record in 2014. He currently owns four Duke career marks with total points, points after touchdowns (166), consecutive PATs (121) and field goals. He is also the program leader in field goal percentage (.841).
In the classroom, Martin owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.573 while majoring in psychology and pursuing a markets and management certificate.
This year’s recipients will be announced October 29, and one will be declared the winner of the Campbell Trophy December 8 at the 58th NFF Annual Awards Dinner.
Duke: Fans can get their first look at the 2015-16 team on Friday, Oct. 2, when the Blue Devils hold an open practice at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The practice will begin at 1:45 p.m. ET and admission will be free.
Campbell: Kenneth White has been named Director of Player Development, head men’s basketball coach Kevin McGeehan announced. White joins the Fighting Camel program after spending the last six years as head boys basketball coach at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tenn.
NC State: The team’s ACC game at rival UNC on Sunday, Feb. 21 has been picked up by ESPN2 as a part of the 2016 Play 4Kay Week. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. from Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill.
ECU: The team will have three games broadcast nationally on ESPN3 during the 2015-16 season, according to an announcement by the American Athletic Conference.In addition to ECU’s first league game at Tulsa Wednesday, Dec. 28, the Saturday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Feb. 13 home contests against Temple and Memphis, respectively, will also be carried live by ESPN3.
school: For the eighth straight year, the team received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award as released by the association.
Campbell: After finishing fifth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, Annelie Sjoholm has been named Choice Hotels Big South Conference women’s golfer of the week.
Shaw: The men’s and women’s team were superb in the 2015 HBCU National Championships with only six players by placing third overall on the men’s side and second overall in the women’s flight eight.
Saint Augustine: Dr. Kristene Kelly has been appointed by Athletic Director George Williams as the Faculty Athletics Representative, Williams announced. She replaces Richard Moore, who retired in September.