Duke to induct 7 into hall of fame
Duke University will enshrine seven members into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame on September 9, announced Tuesday by Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White. Slated for induction are Shane Battier (basketball), Dan Brooks (coach), Mary Dinkins (administrator), Grant Hill (basketball), Ed Meadows (football), Virada Nirapathpongporn (golf) and Kelly Walbert Cagle (soccer).
Voting is conducted by the Hall’s enshrinees along with members of the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame committee.
N.C. State: Simon Norenius was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Carolina Region Senior Player of the Year
Wake Forest: Freshman Petros Chrysochos was named the ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year.
NC State: Junior standout Martina Frantova was named the 2015-16 ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch by a committee of the region’s Division I coaches. This award comes shortly after Frantova received a bid to the 2016 NCAA Singles Championship, becoming the fourth player in program history to garner a selection.
Duke 11, Longwood 5: Junior Cris Perez and sophomore Michael Smiciklas drove in three RBIs each to lead the host Blue Devils past Longwood.
Elon: . The Phoenix will partner with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to hold a head-shaving event following its 6:30 p.m. game with Richmond on May 19.
Track and Field
Saint Augustine’s: The three-time defending champion Falcons are the top-ranked men’s team for the sixth consecutive week, and the women are third in the latest NCAA Division II National Team Rankings, which were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
N.C. State: Megan Moye and Luis Vargas have been named the ACC Performer of the Week, as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon. Moye and Vargas both posted strong marks in mid-distance events at the Wolfpack Last Chance Meet to earn the honor.
Wake Forest: Women’s track and field senior Sydney White was named the ACC Co-Field Performer of the Week.
Duke: The university announced the resignation of head women’s cross country coach and assistant track and field coach Christine Engel, effective immediately. Norm Ogilvie, Director of Track & Field, will assume Engel’s responsibilities with the program’s women’s distance runners for the remainder of the season.
Mount Olive: No. 9 Trojans secured a spot in the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament, it was announced by the NCAA. Mount Olive will play in its first-ever NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 14 in Gaffney, S.C.
Campbell: Freshman third baseman Rachel McCollum earned Big South first team honors and all-freshman team accolades. Amber Schisler joins McCollum on the first team in the designated player position. On the all-conference second team, Taesha DuBoise was featured in one of the three outfielder spots. Katie Baker earned an all-conference honorable mention nod in the utility position and was named to the all-academic team.
N.C. State: Assistant Coach Nicki Holmes has been named to the U.S. Collegiate National Team staff for this summer as co-lead administrator.
Wake Forest: Interim head coach Lindsay Allman announced the addition of setter Bailey Shurbet for the 2016 season. Shurbet, a redshirt junior, comes to the Deacons after spending three seasons at Kansas State.
Elon: Senior forward Nicole Dennion was selected as the winner of the 2016 John H. Randolph Inspiration Award by the Colonial Athletic Association.
From news releases