College Sports

NC State’s Renada Davis is ACC softball Co-Player of the Week

N.C. State senior Renada Davis is ACC Softball Co-Player of the Week, the conference office announced. She shares the honor with Notre Dame’s Katey Haus.

Davis, a shortstop continued her hot hitting at the plate last week, recording a batting average of .500 with eight hits in 16 at-bats. She recorded three home runs in five games played, highlighted by a grand slam against No. 8 Florida State.


NCCU: The team will be try to continue its success at Parkwood Athletic Field when it hosts Bethune-Cookman in a MEAC three-game series on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Eagles enter the series having dropped five straight road games last week, including a doubleheader at Charlotte and a MEAC Southern Division series at Savannah State. NCCU (14-17 Overall, 0-3 MEAC) looks to get back in the win column at homewhere its boasts a 7-1 record.

N.C. Central continues to maintain the highest team batting average in the MEAC at .296. The Lady Eagles are led by senior catcher/outfielder Emerie Germ (.447) and sophomore pitcher/first baseman Dominique Wilson (.363).

Swimming and diving

N.C. State: Coach Braden Holloway and swimmers Simonas Bilis and Anton Ipsen of the N.C. State swimming and diving team swept the 2015 ACC men’s swimming awards.

Holloway was named Men’s Coach of the Year, Bilis earned Men’s Swimmer of the Year and Ipsen was named Men’s Freshman of the Year.


ECU: Senior Reid Love is the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league announced.

Love tossed a four-hit complete game shutout in East Carolina’s 3-0 series opening win over Tulane in AAC action Thursday night. The lefty, who improved to 3-2 on the season, faced two batters of the minimum where he allowed just five runners to reach.

Wake Forest: Sophomore Nate Mondou was named a Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week.

Mondou, one of five players across the nation to receive the honor and the only power conference recipient, homered in each of Wake Forest's four games from March 30-April 5.


Duke: At the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association awards in Tampa, Fla., senior Elizabeth Williams was presented with the WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year award. The event was part of the WBCA National Convention held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four.

Women’s tennis

NCCU: The team picked up an important win in its final MEAC match of the 2015 regular season, defeating host N.C. A&T 7-0 at the Aggie Tennis Courts.

N.C. Central won all six singles matches in straight sets to level its league ledger at 3-3. The Lady Eagles, who are 6-13 overall, will have to wait for a couple more MEAC Southern Division matches to be played over the final week and a half of the regular season to know its postseason status.