Off to the best start in program history and sporting the nation’s second longest winning streak, Campbell is ranked No. 27 in this week’s Collegiate Baseball poll.
Campbell (17-2, 3-0 Big South) went a perfect 4-0 last week, sweeping its opening Big South series against Longwood and extending its win streak to 14 games. The Camels took games one and two of the series against Longwood 3-2 and 7-1, then topped the Lancers 8-6 in come from behind fashion Sunday, sweeping its opening Big South series for the second time in four seasons.
Saint Augustine’s: Senior Jeremy Sandifer is CIAA Pitcher of the Week, after posting a 0.00 ERA with 19 strikeouts and no earned runs in 10 innings of work.
ECU: Junior Luke Lowery is American Athletic Conference Hitter-of-the-Week after batting .500 (9-for-18) with four home runs, 13 RBI and eight runs scored.
Duke: Jahlil Okafor is a First Team All-America selection of the United States Basketball Writers Association. Okafor is the second straight Duke freshman to receive the recognition, following former Blue Devil Jabari Parker.
Shaw: The school will not renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Cleo Hill Jr., athletic officials announced Monday. Hill’s contract expires on June 30.
Hill guided the Bears to a 13-16 record this season and was 116-67 in seven seasons at Shaw.
N.C. State: The 2015 East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championship has been relocated to Towson University and will take place on Sunday, starting at noon. With Towson playing host, N.C. State will face New Hampshire, George Washington, North Carolina and Pittsburgh.
Duke: Redshirt junior Lauren Blazing and sophomore Robin Blazing have been named recipients of 2014 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction awards, as released by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Saint Augustine’s: Freshman shortstop Danyelle Noland is CIAA Defensive Player of the Week. Noland had seven putouts, 12 assists and a fielding percentage of 1.000 out of 19 chances in four games.
N.C. Central: Junior rightfielder Casey Hargett is Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week.
Hargett registered a .400 batting average (8-of-20), including seven runs scored, four doubles, two RBIs, and a home run against four opponents. She went 3-for-4, with two doubles and three runs scored in an 8-7 win over Mississippi Valley.
Saint Augustine’s: Meranda Zanni singled home Jasmine Rios for the game-winning run in the eighth inning to help the team beat Mount Olive 4-3 in the first game of doubleheader at Buffaloe Road Park on Monday. Rios smacked a two-run homer for the Falcons in a 5-3 loss to Mount Olive in the second game.
Merideth: The Meredith team collected a pair of USA South wins Sunday versus the Maryville Scots. Beginning with a 9-5 victory in game one, the Avenging Angels shut out the Scots in game two to finish off the doubleheader sweep 5-0.
Raleigh Sports club: Tim Peeler, managing editor of “GoPack.com” and Author of “Legends of NCSU Basketball,” is guest speaker at the Raleigh Sports Club, which meets noon Wednesday. Middle Creek High basketball and lacrosse player Holly Hite will be recognized as Student Athlete of the Week.
Durham Sports Club: Former Wake Forest and South Carolina basketball coach Dave Odom is guest speaker of the Durham Sport Club, which meets noon Wednesday.