Duke standouts Jeremy Cash, Will Monday and Matt Skura have been invited to participate at the NFL Scouting Combine set for Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis.
Cash, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound safety, was a unanimous first-team All-America selection in 2015. The 2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, Cash also received the Jim Tatum Award as the ACC’s top scholar-athlete for football. He closed his Duke career with 333 tackles, 38 tackles for loss, eight sacks, six interceptions, nine caused fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 15 pass breakups and 15 quarterback pressures.
Monday, a 6-4, 210-pound punter, was a four-time All-ACC selection who finished as Duke’s career leader in punting average (42.64). In 53 games, he had 88 punts downed inside the opponent 20-yard line against 33 touchbacks.
Skura, a 6-4, 305-pound center, was the anchor of the offensive line for the past three seasons. He earned second-team All-America accolades in 2015 and twice received All-ACC recognition. Skura started 40 games.
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Duke: Senior kicker Ross Martin was named to The Associated Press All-Bowl Team after his 14-point performance against Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Martin booted the winning field goal in overtime.
Raleigh Sports Club: North Carolina women’s basketball Sylvia Hatchell will be the keynote speaker at the Raleigh Sports Club on Wednesday. She is the second-winningest coach in NCAA women's basketball history, behind only former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.
Meetings are held at Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road. Doors will open at 10:50 a.m. and the meeting will be noon-1 p.m.. Attendance fee is $15 for members and $25 for guests.
Shaw: Guard Aaliyah Mercer was selected the CIAA Newcomer of the Week.
UNC: The team will open the spring season ranked ninth nationally, according to the Oracle/ITA Division I men’s collegiate tennis rankings, announced Tuesday. The duo of Brett Clark and Robert Kelly is ranked No. 1 in doubles and junior Ronnie Schneider is UNC’s highest-ranked singles player at No. 13.
UNC: The team will begin the spring season tied for fourth in the team rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Duke: The Blue Devils enter the season No. 16 in ITA rankings.
N.C. State: Senior Tommy Gantt was named the ACC Wrestler of the Week after winning six straight matches –including two against nationally ranked opponents –in the 157-pound weight class and becoming the Wolfpack’s first individual champion at the Midlands Championships in Evanston, Ill.
Swimming and Diving
N.C. State: The Wolfpack wrapped up competition at the Georgia Diving Invitational. Gabi McDermott and Rachel Mumma represented the Wolfpack women on platform. Rachel Mumma earned an eighth-place finish on platform with a score of 221.30, and Gabi McDermott finished 36th with a mark of 146.25. Stewart Spanbauer was 22nd in men’s platform, with a person-best score of 194.70.