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Tar Heels’ Carter a finalist for tennis award

North Carolina tennis player Haley Carter is one of four nominees for the Honda Sport Award for tennis as announced by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of The Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).

The nominees were chosen by a combination of NCAA finish and rankings.

Carter, a junior from Hilton Head, S.C., was the top-seed in the 2016 NCAA Singles and Doubles draw. She finished runner-up in singles and reached the semifinals in doubles. She closed the season ranked No. 2 and 3 in the nation in singles and doubles, respectively, posting a 49-5 mark in singles and a 36-7 ledger in doubles. She was the 2016 ACC Player of the Year and the ACC Championship MVP and earned her third ITA All-America honor.


Campbell: Senior first baseman Matt Parrish has been named 2016 First Team Capital One Academic All-America®, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The two-time All-Big South pick, taking Second Team honors at designated hitter in 2015, becomes the school’s first three-time CoSIDA Academic All-America in any sport. He was a third team pick at designated hitter as a sophomore in 2014, and took away second team accolades as a junior, also at DH.

Women’s Golf

Duke: Following setting a 54-hole NCAA Championship record with a 13-under-par, 203, in Eugene, Ore., last week, freshman Virginia Elena Carta was presented with an opportunity to interview one of the all-time best NCAA Division I golfers and Blue Devil alumna Amanda Blumenherst, prior to the final round of the championship.

Strength and conditioning

Wake Forest: Ethan Reeve, assistant director of Athletics and Sports Performance at Wake Forest University, was recently elected to serve as President of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) by the organization’s 14-member Board of Directors.

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