For the second straight week, Duke senior Jamison Crowder received ACC Player of the Week honors. Crowder, last week’s ACC Receiver of the Week, is this week’s ACC Specialist of the Week, the league office said. The ACC honor is the seventh of Crowder’s career.
Crowder helped Duke to a 27-10 win at Syracuse by breaking a 10-10 tie in the fourth quarter with a 52-yard punt return for a touchdown. He finished the contest with six punt returns for 106 yards, an average of 17.67 yards per runback. The 106 punt return yards tied the eighth-highest single-game total in school history. Crowder ranks third among all active Football Bowl Subdivision players in career punt return yards with 765.
Crowder’s punt return for a score was his third, tying Elmore Hackney (1935-37) and Jay Wilkinson (1961-63) for the Blue Devils’ career record. Crowder also caught nine passes for 58 yards.
N.C. Central: Freshman Mykael Martin was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a blocked punt 20 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles’ 47-13 homecoming victory over Hampton.
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St. Augustine’s: Nicole Sciortino led Saint Augustine’s to a second-place finish in the Southern Division at the first CIAA bowling event of the season at Bowl America Southwest this past weekend in Midlothian, Va.
Sciortino, a senior from Raleigh, bowled a 191.90 average for the Falcons, who posted a 6-3 event markand totaled 11,693 pins. Fayetteville State finished first in the Southern Division with a 8-1 event mark and 12,007 pins.
Shaw was third with a 10,479 pin count and 3-6 record.
Sciortino was named the Southern Division’s most valuable bowler after rolling the highest average in the division and the second-best average among all CIAA bowlers at the event.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels team will host a Vs. Cancer event on campus at 10 a.m. Saturday. This will mark the second straight year the team has participated in an event to raise Vs. Cancer funds. The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving children’s lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts.