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3 Tar Heels lead the way on ACC weekly awards

North Carolina swimmer Hellen Moffitt and divers Elissa Dawson and Jack Nyquist were named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week on Tuesday.

Moffitt took ACC Female Swimmer of the Week honors after opening her senior campaign against reigning NCAA champion Georgia, earning two first-place finishes and a pair of second-place finishes.

ACC Women’s Diver of the Week Dawson won a pair of individual events in the Tar Heels’ opening dual meet of the season. Dawson placed first in the 1-meter dive (304.95) and 3-meter dive (352.05) competitions with NCAA zone qualifying scores.

Nyquist, a returning All-America and Tar Heel team captain, was named the ACC Male Diver of the Week. He placed first in the 3-meter and second in the 1-meter in Carolina’s dual meet against Georgia, which finished fifth in last year’s NCAA Championship.

Virginia Tech swimmer Robert Owen also was among the ACC Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week.


Duke: Redshirt senior safety DeVon Edwards was one of 30 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes selected as a candidate for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. In addition, former standout and current Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after helping the Redskins to a 16-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens with an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown this past Sunday.

St. Aug’s: Quarterback D.J. Johnson has been selected as the North Carolina Mutual Life BOXTOROW National Football Player of the Week after his Sunday performance in which he accounted for five touchdowns, three passing and two rushing, in a 38-37 double overtime victory over Livingstone College.

Wake Forest: Safety Ryan Janvion has been named one of 30 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes who excel both on and off the field as candidates for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award. In addition to Janvion’s achievement, teammate Cam Serigne was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week and was also added to the award watch list.

Shaw: The Bears will make their way to Livingstone College on Saturday for their third road game of the 2016 season. The two teams meet for the first time this season and 27th overall in history of the series.

UNC: Junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky has been added to the 2016 Manning Award Watch List. The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans. The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting


Shaw: On the strength of a 3-1 home victory against 2015 defending Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference champions Winston-Salem State, the Shaw University volleyball team took CIAA weekly honors, the league announced Wednesday. Sophomore Kelly Murphy earned her second CIAA Volleyball Player of the Week honor and freshman Tapanga Moten was tabbed CIAA Rookie of the Week for the second time this season as she contributed nine kills and a match-high six blocks against the Rams.

Shaw will return to action Thursday to host rival St. Augustine’s University for its Dig Pink contest in C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and all fans are asked to wear pink. The Dig Pink campaign aims to raise awareness of breast cancer.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack will make its first-ever trip to Louisville to face the host Cardinals on Thursday night. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. inside the KFC Yum Center. N.C. State enters the matchup with a 10-8 overall record and a 3-3 clip in Atlantic Coast Conference play, while Louisville is 6-10 and 1-5 in conference action.


UNC: Seniors Adam Pate and Tyler Lynn will lead their teams in the 2016 Fall World Series, which starts Friday at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. The FWS will continue Saturday at noon and end Sunday afternoon. All three games at the Bosh are free.

Duke: The 2016 recruiting class earned a national ranking Wednesday after Baseball America rated the Blue Devil newcomers the No. 25 class in the nation. This year’s rankings mark the second time in program history Baseball America listed Duke among the nation’s top 25 recruiting classes. The Blue Devils’ 2016 recruiting class consists of outfielder Chase Cheek, left-hander Bill Chillari, catcher Chris Dutra, right-hander Cameron Kovachik, left-hander Adam Laskey, infielder/right-hander Matt Mervis, infielder Erikson Nichols, left-hander Graeme Stinson and right-hander Coleman Williams.

Campbell: The Fighting Camels have 30 home games at Jim Perry Stadium in their 2017 schedule. The 55-game season features six opponents (13 games) that have been NCAA Tournament participants over the last two seasons, and eight Big South series, including four at Jim Perry Stadium.


N.C. State: Due to flooding around the Greenville area and an inability to travel, the fall doubleheader slated for Thursday afternoon against Pitt Community College has been canceled and no makeup date has been scheduled. The Wolfpack will open its fall schedule against Elon on Friday at Dail Stadium. First pitch of the twin bill is slated for 4:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

Duke: Redshirt junior Rebecca Greenwell has been included as a member of the Blue Ribbon Preseason All-ACC Team. In addition, redshirt junior Lexie Brown and freshman Leaonna Odom were voted to the Newcomer Watch List.

Women’s Soccer

ECU: The team surrendered the deciding goal inside the final eight minutes of regulation and suffered a 1-0 American Athletic Conference loss to SMU on Wednesday night at Dail Soccer Field on the N.C. State University campus. The match was played in Raleigh due to flood conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

Women’s Tennis

Duke: Freshman Meible Chi is slated to take the courts in Malibu, Calif., Thursday for the first round of the 2016 Oracle ITA Masters. The Weston, Fla., native will compete in singles and mixed doubles. Chi is scheduled to open play Thursday morning, pairing with Kentucky’s Ryotaro Matsumura in mixed doubles.

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