Gibbons, Moros and FC Kansas City to play at Courage Saturday
Duke women’s soccer alumnae Christina Gibbons and Rebecca Moros will return to the state of North Carolina this weekend as FC Kansas City will play at the North Carolina Courage in NWSL action. The match will take place at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.
Moros and Gibbons are two of 10 total NSCAA All-America selections for the Blue Devils and are in their first season with FC Kansas City. A four-year letterwinner at Duke from 2003-06, Moros earned third-team All-America accolades in 2006, while also being named All-ACC on three different occasions. She finished her career at Duke with 15 goals, 20 assists and 50 points.
Gibbons, a native of Raleigh, was the No. 5 overall selection by FC Kansas City in the January draft, after turning in a standout career with the Blue Devils. One of the most decorated Duke women’s soccer standouts in school history, Gibbons was just the third Blue Devil to earn NSCAA First Team All-America honors and one of two Duke alumnae to be named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy.
On the season, Gibbons has started six of the seven matches and played a total of 553 minutes. Moros has started four of her five matches played and logged 338 minutes. Over the last three matches, Moros has played 83 or more minutes and the Blues have totaled a 2-0-1 record.
Duke: Jacob Kasper kicked off the 2017 University Nationals wrestling tournament with a fourth-place showing in the University Greco-Roman 98 kilogram division. Kasper opened the day by cruising past Jon Joe Scanlan with an 11-0 technical fall.
A host of Blue Devils continue competition at the University Nationals in the freestyle division. The freestyle competition takes place June 3-4 with wrestling starting at 9 a.m., both days.
ECU: Seniors Travis Watkins (first team) and Charlie Yorgen (third team) have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America Team according to an announcement by the organization Friday.
Watkins, who is currently pursuing his MBA, is a two-time member of the AAC All-Academic Team and is one of four 2017 First-Team Academic All-America selections that boasts a 4.00 GPA. Yorgen, a magna cum laude business management graduate, sported a 3.72 GPA and is a two-time American All-Academic Team selection.
St. Augustine’s: Quincy January has been recognized as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine for his accomplishments on the court and in the classroom.
January, who has a 3.46 grade point average, was a second-team selection among the basketball Sports Scholar male athletes in the country. The sport management major averaged 16.8 points and 10.3 rebounds and was chosen CIAA Defensive Player of the Year in the 2016-17 season.
Campbell: The Camels finished second in the 2016-17 Big South Conference George F. “Buddy” Sasser Cup standings. The Sasser Cup Trophy is awarded to the Big South member institution with the most successful year athletically, based on an average points system.
The Camels claimed team titles in men’s cross country, men’s golf and women’s golf. In addition, the university was runner-up in men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse, while finishing as tournament runner-up in men’s basketball and men’s tennis.
Track and Field
St. Augustine’s: For the second consecutive year, Saint Augustine’s is one of several host sites for the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games which will be held this weekend. Track and Field events will take place at the George Williams Athletic Complex on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.
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