Duke sophomore Azurá Stevens was named ACC Player of the Week. Stevens averaged 29.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals as she helped lead Duke to league wins over Clemson and North Carolina.
Her 33 points against Clemson was a season-high for the ACC and was tied for the 12th most points in Duke single game history. Stevens also landed on the midseason watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, announced by the the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
For the season, Stevens is averaging 19.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals. She currently leads the ACC in rebounding, double-doubles (12), blocks and offensive rebounds (88), while ranking second in scoring and sixth in field goal percentage. Stevens is the only player in the nation to boast averages over 19.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks.
Wake Forest: Elisa Penna has been named the ACC’s Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
Raleigh Sports Club: Elliott Avent, head baseball coach at N.C. State University, will be the special guest speaker.
Meetings are held in Bradley Hall in Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road at the intersection with Lake Boone Trail. Doors open at 10:50 a.m. Fee is $15 for members and $25 for guests.
Campbell: The program will host its annual First Pitch Dinner, kicking off the 2016 season, 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at McCall Court inside the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center.
Campbell: For the fourth time this season, Chris Clemons has been named Big South Conference freshman of the week.
Mount Olive: The university is proud to host a “Wish Reveal” for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina on Saturday during halftime of the Trojans’ nationally televised game against Limestone College. Tipoff is 6 p.m. at Kornegay Arena.
Mount Olive: The team received votes for the second straight week, moving up two spots to No. 16 in this week’s AVCA Division I-II Men’s Volleyball Coaches Top 15 Poll. The poll is administered by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
N.C. State: The NCAA on Thursday released the first of four coaches’ panel rankings for the 2015-16 wrestling season with eight members of the team making the list.