Former Duke fencer competes in Rio Games
RIO DE JANEIRO Former Duke fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made U.S. Olympic history on Monday, becoming the first U.S. athlete in any sport to compete in hijab at the Olympics. Muhammad, competing in the women’s individual sabre competition, advanced to the Table of 16 before being eliminated.
Muhammad, a 2007 Duke graduate and two-time All-American, upended Olena Kravatska of Ukraine 15-13 to advance to the Table of 16. She trailed early, but had a strong finish to post the victory. In her next match in the Table of 16, Muhammad was even 7-7, but ultimately fell to France’s Cecilia Berder on a tough final point.
Muhammad also will compete in the team sabre competition on Aug. 13.
N.C. State: The game at Illinois on Nov. 29 has been scheduled for a 9 p.m. ET tip off and will be televised on ESPNU, the ACC office announced on Monday.
Duke: The team’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup with Michigan State has been set for 9:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 29. The game will be televised on ESPN.
Wake Forest: The team’s game at Northwestern in the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge will tip off at 9 p.m. ET on Nov. 28 and air on ESPNU.
UNC: Eight current and former players led the way as U.S. Lacrosse named the 2017 United States Women’s National Team on Sunday night following a three-day tryout at the organization’s national team training center.
Duke: Graduate Sarah Bullard and current Blue Devil senior Maura Schwitter were among the 36 players selected to the 2017 U.S. women’s national team, which will train in the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup in Guildford, England.
Duke: Wrestling head coach Glen Lanham has announced the addition of Brandon Nelsen to the coaching staff as an assistant coach starting in the 2016-17 season. Nelsen will work primarily with the lighter weights in the wrestling room and will be crucial in recruiting efforts.
Duke: Junior Leona Maguire has moved back into the No. 1 slot in the latest World Amateur Golf Ranking system.
Shaw: The Department of Athletics along with Director of Sports Medicine David Mills announced the addition of Chris Outlaw to the athletic training staff.
From news releases