College Sports

UNC's Desmond Hubert is out for season after ACL tear

North Carolina senior basketball player Desmond Hubert injured his right knee in practice last week and will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season.

Hubert will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the coming weeks.

A forward from Cream Ridge, N. J., Hubert played in 113 games as a Tar Heel.

Duke: Vice president and director of athletics Kevin White was named to the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, the NCAA announced. Ohio University director of athletics Jim Schaus was also named to the panel. The duo will begin their terms Sept. 1.

White, who has more than 30 years of experience as a collegiate administrator, has served on numerous NCAA committees, including the NCAA Council, formerly the NCAA’s highest governing body. A former head track and field coach at Southeast Missouri State, the collegiate sprinter is a 1972 graduate of Saint Joseph’s (Ind.).

Women’s basketball

Duke: Center Elizabeth Williams is one of 10 finalists for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award, which was announced Thursday. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through March 23. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners.

To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Williams, a center from Virginia Beach, Va., is averaging 14.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks.

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