Duke All-America Iciss Tillis announced as 2016 ACC Legend
The ACC revealed its 12th class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends on Tuesday with former Duke All-America Iciss Tillis being selected. The Legends will be recognized at the ACC women’s basketball tournament, which will be held March 2-6 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The salections will be honored at the annual ACC women’s basketball legends’ brunch at 10 a.m. March 5, and then they will be introduced at halftime of the first semifinal that afternoon. The program honors players and coaches from each of the ACC’s 15 schools who have contributed to their respective institutions rich tradition.
One of the most versatile players in Duke history, Tillis helped the Blue Devils to four straight ACC championships, NCAA Final Four appearances in 2002 and 2003 and a 126-14 record during her four-year career.
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N.C. State: Tammy Gibson (1990-95) was chosen to represent the Wolfpack on the ACC Women’s Basketball Legends roster.
Wake Forest: Barbara Buchanan Helms was named to the ACC Women’s Basketball Legends, the conference announced.
Durham Sports Club: N.C. State baseball coach Elliott Avent will be the guest speaker at noon Wednesday at the Croasdaile Country Club. In 18 years the Wolfpack’s baseball coach, Avent has taken the team to the NCAA tournament 13 times and 10 of the past 12.
Duke: After earning the bronze medal in women’s saber at the Athens World Cup this past weekend, alumnae Ibtihaj Muhammad has secured a spot at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
St. Aug’s: Coach MarQus Johnson was selected CIAA men’s basketball coach of the week after guiding the Falcons to a 2-0 record last week.
Campbell: Gaston Bertinotti and Craig Hornberger tied for 15th and the Camels finished in a seventh-place tie after the final round of the Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass.
Swim & Dive
N.C. State: After the Wolfpack’s strong performance in Chapel Hill last weekend, Rachel Mumma and Hennessey Stuart received weekly ACC honors. Mumma was co-ACC Female Diver of the Week and Stuart was named co-ACC Male Swimmer of the Week.
N.C. State: Five-star recruits Anna Rogers of Stamford, Conn., and Adriana Reami of Miami signed with the Wolfpack’s women’s tennis team during the early signing period. The class is listed No. 18 among the nation’s women’s recruiting classes according to the Tennis Recruiting Network winter polls.
Wake Forest: Sophomore Skander Mansouri was named ACC Player of the Week, the league announced.
Track & Field
East Carolina: For the second time this season, senior jumper Avion Jones was named the American Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week.
N.C. State: After dominating performances this past weekend, Nicole Chavis, Wesley Frazier and Luis Vargas all earned ACC Performer of the Week honors.
Both Wolfpack track and field teams made big jumps in the USTFCCCA national polls released Monday. The women’s team moved up to No. 8 – the program’s first top-10 ranking, and the men cracked the rankings at No. 25.
St. Aug’s: The Falcons moved up to 10th and the men are ranked fourth in the latest NCAA Division II rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
N.C. State: Sophomore Michael Boykin was named the ACC Wrestler of the Week after leading the Wolfpack to a pair of dual-match victories with individual wins over nationally ranked wrestlers last week in the 197-pound weight class.