Wolfpack rifleman first to reach Olympics
Camp Perry, OH N.C. State All-American Lucas Kozeniesky is heading to the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games after finishing first in the men’s air rifle competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
The senior will be the first N.C. State shooter to compete in the Olympics.
Kozeniesky charted the top score in the airgun event on Friday and Saturday before turning in another strong performance Sunday.
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Kozeniesky finished the competition with a cumulative total of 1902.4, clinching the top spot by more than 18 points (1883.8). He fired scores of 634.5 Friday, 633.5 Saturday and ended strong Sunday at 634.4.
Kozeniesky tallied 20 points in the finals sessions, the most by any shooter in the competition. The NC State standout also charted the most center shots with 154.
Duke: The team played a 90-minute scrimmage Sunday at Beijing Normal University that concluded in a 1-1 draw, in Beijing, China. Imani Dorsey scored the Blue Devils’ goal to even the match in the 40th minute.
Prior to the match, Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education in China, and Sean O’Hallaren, senior vice president of Nike, met with both teams and presented them with gifts.
Campbell: Senior first baseman Matt Parrish has been named 2016 First Team Capital One Academic All-America, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
This season, Parrish batted .371 with 41 RBI and 36 runs scored, notching 14 doubles, two triples and three home runs. A McGee’s Crossroads native, Parrish ranked fourth in the Big South this season in batting.
Parrish graduated from Campbell in May, with honors, with a degree in mathematics, carrying a 3.77 GPA.
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