College Sports

Tar Heels lead nation with 5 men’s tennis All-Americas

North Carolina led the nation in men’s tennis All-America selections this spring with five Tar Heels earning the honor, announced Thursday by the Intercolliegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

Twenty-seven teams had at least one player honored in singles or doubles for 2016.

UNC is the first Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis program ever to have five All-America honorees in one year.

Earning All-America honors for UNC were senior Brett Clark (doubles), sophomore Robert Kelly (doubles), junior Jack Murray (doubles), junior Ronnie Schneider (singles) and junior Brayden Schnur (doubles.)

Schnur earned All-America honors for the third year in a row, after being recognized for singles in his freshman and sophomore years. He is just the third player in program history to earn All-America honors in three separate years.

The honor was the first for Clark, Kelly, Murray and Schneider.

A look at all of the 2016 All-America honors is at http://itatennis.com/awards

Women’s Tennis

UNC: Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay were officially named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for the 2015-16 season on Thursday. Carter earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles, while Kay gains her second career All-America nod in doubles.

Carter, an economics major with a 3.92 GPA, was also selected to the 2016 Academic All-America Division I Women’s At-Large First Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Baseball

Wake Forest: Will Craig has been named a finalist for the Dick Howser Award, announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Thursday.

Craig was recently named First Team All American by Baseball America and Collegiate Basseball.

Lacrosse

Duke: Deemer Class was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America At-Large Third Team. Class graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a 3.648 GPA

Men’s Golf

Elon: Jonathan DiIanni has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Men’s At-Large Second Team as announced Thursday, June by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Dianni, a finance major, finished the academic year with a 4.0 GPA.

Field Hockey

Duke: Goalkeeper Lauren Blazing was honored with first team Academic All-America distinction by the College Sports Information Directors of America. It marked the third consecutive year Blazing was a first team selection to the Division I Women’s At-Large Team.

Track and Field

UNC: Kenny Selmon posted a lifetime best 49.31 time in the 400-meter hurdles to advance to the finals of the event Wednesday night at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Selmon had the second fastest time of all finalists. The final will be Friday night.

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