2 Duke women, Grenwell, Stevens, make Naismith watch list
ATLANTA, Ga. The Duke University duo of Rebecca Greenwell and Azurá Stevens were named two of 50 selected to the Naismith Trophy’s Early Season Watch List, which has been announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
Greenwell, from Owensboro, Ky., is a preseason All-ACC selection and has opened the 2015-16 campaign strong averaging 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steals. She owns a team-best 19 treys, hitting 37.3 percent.
Stevens, a Second Team All-ACC honoree as a rookie and preseason All-America selection, averages 18.8 points and 10.0 rebounds, which ranks second and first, respectively, in the ACC. She also leads the league in blocks (2.6) and ranks eighth in field goal percentage (56.5%). Stevens also has registered five double-doubles to lead the ACC.
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Wake Forest: The team is set to host the annual School Day game on Monday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. The Demon Deacons host Jacksonville at 11 a.m. on Monday at LJVM Coliseum. The program invited nearly 9,000 students from more than 40 local schools to attend the game. Tickets will be complimentary for every member of those groups. Students in attendance will also receive foam fingers, activity books or pompoms.
UNC: Jonathan Campbell was named first team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
A first team All-ACC selection from Greensboro, N.C., Campbell also earned first team Academic All-America honors during his 2015 senior campaign.
Wake Forest: Freshman midfielder Jack Harrison was named an NSCAA First Team All-American.
Harrison is the only freshman to have made any of the three All-American teams and is one of seven underclassmen on the three teams. The honor also marks the first NSCAA All-American for the Demon Deacons since Corben Bone, Sam Cronin and Marcus Tracy were named honorees in 2008.
Duke: Four members of the team received All-America honors from Sports Illustrated, according to an announcement by the publication on Thursday. Redshirt senior safety Jeremy Cash was a first team pick while redshirt senior center Matt Skura, senior kicker Ross Martin and redshirt junior returner DeVon Edwards were honorable mention selections.
It is the third All-America citation this season for Cash, who was already named to the USA Today and CBS Sports first teams. The honor is the second for Skura, who was a second team pick by USA Today, and the first for Martin and Edwards.
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