Pack AD Yow named to Forbes power list
RALEIGH N.C. State Athletics Director Debbie Yow was named tothe Forbes list of the Most Powerful Women in Sports.
Yow ranks 16th on the list released Wednesday.
Since her arrival at NC State, Wolfpack athletics have made significant strides athletically and academically. NC State finished 89th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings the year prior to arrival and posted a 27th place finish nationally in 2015, the highest finish in program history.
Yow was one of only five women in collegiate athletics to make the list.
UNC: Senior guard Marcus Paige and sophomore wing Justin Jackson are on the 50-man early watch list for the Naismith Trophy.
Duke: Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram land on the early watch list for the Naismith Trophy.
UNC: Senior guard Landon Turner was named the winner of the 2015 Jim Parker Award presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. The award, named for the late Ohio State football legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, is presented annually to college football’s top offensive lineman.
Senior safety Sam Smiley had surgery to repair his left Achilles’ tendon and will miss the remainder of the season.
Duke: Three members of the team were named to Academic All-America teams, according to the College Sports Information Directors of America. Redshirt junior defensive tackle A.J. Wolf was a first team honoree while redshirt junior safety DeVon Edwards and senior kicker Ross Martin were second team selections.
Redshirt senior Jeremy Cash has been named the recipient of the 2015 Jim Tatum Award as the ACC’s top senior football scholar-athlete.
Duke: The team honored eight seniors and announced award winners in the annual end-of-the-season banquet.
Rookie of the Year honor is freshman Ciaran McKenna. Sophomores Brian White and Jeremy Ebobisse were named Offensive Player of the Year. Sophomores Carter Manley and Markus Fjørtoft were voted Defensive Players of the Year. Cody Brinkman was honored with the John Rennie Coaches Award. Zach Mathers was the unanimous choice as the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Campbell: Desiree Andersson of Hollviken, Sweden and Stacey White of Brisbane, Australia were signed to grants in aid.
Saint Augustine: Camelia Blake is the new Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance.
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