Maguire wins European Ladies’ Am gold medal
Duke junior Leona Maguire has been named the winner of the European Ladies’ Amateur Golf Ranking’s gold medal for the second consecutive year. It is her fourth overall medal, after she was awarded the silver in 2010 and 2011.
In August, Maguire also won the Women’s Amateur Golf Ranking Mark H. McCormack Medal for the second straight year, after finishing the season ranked No. 1.
Maguire, from Cavan, Ireland, capped a stellar season in August with a tie for 21st at the Rio Olympics. After making the first birdie of the tournament, Maguire registered rounds of 74, 65, 74 and 69 for a total of 282, which was tied for the low amateur. She played a big role earlier in the summer helping lead Great Britain and Ireland to an 11 ½ to 8 ½ victory over the United States in her home country of Ireland.
N.C. State: Cornerback Jack Tocho has been named a semifinalist for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced. The award recognizes an individual as the best football scholar-athlete in the nation. Tocho, a senior from Charlotte, earned a degree in business finance with an accounting minor in three years, graduating in May. He has been a two-time Academic All-ACC performer, a three-time dean’s list honoree and has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll all three years he’s been with the Wolfpack.
UNC: Senior placekicker Nick Weiler has been named a semfinalist for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy.Weiler was a third-team All-ACC selection in 2015 and ranks 12th all-time at UNC with 210 points. He has made 29 of 37 career field goals, including 4 of 6 this season, and has made 88 consecutive extra points. Senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer has been named to the 2016 Biletnikoff Award Pre-Season Watch List.
Duke: Redshirt senior safety DeVon Edwards has been named a semifinalist for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy. Edwards, who suffered a season-ending knee injury Saturday during Duke’s 38-35 win at Notre Dame, is a three-time All-America selection and one of two active players who earned both All-America and Academic All-America honors in 2015. Quarterback Daniel Jones has been named the Ronald McDonald House Charities Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Blue Devils offense in the win over Notre Dame
Campbell: Jarrett Ozimek has been named a semifinalist for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy. The redshirt senior has punted 16 times this season, averaging 37.4 yards per attempt, adding two 50-plus-yard boots and pinning opponents inside the 20 three times.
UNC: The Tar Heels are on the road again this weekend, playing away from home for the third straight week with trips to Georgia Tech and Clemson. The Heels (10-2, 2-0 ACC) were one of five teams to post a perfect opening weekend in conference play, with wins over N.C. State and Boston College last week.
Elon: Senior Kelsey Badmaev was named the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golfer of the Week, the league announced Wednesday after finishing tied for fifth place individually to help Elon to a runner-up finish at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate.
UNC: Senior Julia Young has been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Defensive Player of the Week, the NFHCA announced Wednesday. Young led the defense that helped the Tar Heels to a pair of 3-2 victories against the top two teams in the nation last week. The second-ranked Tar Heels play Sunday at home game against Michigan. Game time at Henry Stadium is 1 p.m.
Elon: The Phoenix finishes the nonconference portion of its schedule Thursday night against South Carolina State at home at 7 p.m.
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