College Sports

Whistleblower to speak at sports club

The next meeting of the Raleigh Sports Club will be Wednesday. North Carolina whistleblower Mary Willingham and history professor Jay Smith will be the special guest speakers.

“Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports” exposes the fraudulent inner workings of the university. Smith and Willingham will give the inside story and the latest updates on their research.

The RSC will recognize a local high school student as the Student Athlete of the Week. Chris Clemons (Millbrook basketball) will be recognized as the Student Athlete of the Week.

Information: raleighsportsclub.org

Women’s Basketball

Duke: Elizabeth Williams is on the All-ACC first team and defensive team, and Azurá Stevens (Cary High) is on the freshman team.

▪ Also on the All-ACC first team are Wake Forest’s Dearica Hamby and UNC’s Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga.

Elon: For the fourth time this season, the Colonial Athletic Association named Shay Burnett the rookie of the week.

Campbell: Senior forward Kiera Gaines was named to the Big South all-tournament team.

Field Hockey

Duke, UNC: The Blue Devils and Tar Heels were recognized with a National Academic Team Award, which honors institutions with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the academic year.

Softball

N.C. State: Emily Weiman is one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.

▪ Tyler Ross is ACC Player of the Week.

Baseball

Campbell: After striking out a school-record 15 Friday, Heath Bowers is a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week chosen by Collegiate Baseball.

Women’s Tennis

N.C. State: Elisha Hande is one of eight finalists for the inaugural Haier Ultimate Achievement Award.

Diving

UNC: Sophomore Jack Nyquist placed fourth in men’s 1-meter diving and earned an invitation to the NCAA Championships at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships at the University of Georgia. On the women’s 3-meter diving board, freshman Elissa Dawson took a sixth-place finish and earned an invite to the NCAA Championships, which will be March 19-21 in Greensboro.

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