Duke track & field members honored
DURHAM Ten women and three men from the Duke track and field program received U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors for their excellence both on the track and in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year, as announced by the organization Thursday.
Blue Devils women awarded are: recent graduates Olivia Anderson, Anima Banks, Megan Clark, Madison Granger, Urina Harrell and Karli Johonnot, rising seniors Amarie Bremel and Christine Streisel, rising junior Madison Heath and rising sophomore MacKenzie Kerr.
For the Duke men, recent graduates Carl Heinz and Shaun Thompson and rising junior Tanner Johnson found their names on the list. Thompson concluded his college career by earning the award for the third time.
N.C. State: Wolfpack Nation will have a chance to meet the 2016 squad on Aug. 7 at the 2016 Meet the Pack Day. The annual event will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium, with gates opening at 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
ECU: Nicole Mealing has been elevated to assistant women’s basketball coach for the Pirates, according to an announcement by head coach Heather Macy. Mealing has served as the Pirates’ video coordinator each of the last four seasons, handling film exchange and distribution for the coaching staff.
UNC: The Tarheels continue their preparation for the 2016-17 women’s basketball season with a 12-day trip to Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland during which it will play three games. The Tar Heels will not only visit culturally significant destinations, but will also compete against various clubs, including national teams from both Scotland and Ireland.
Wake Forest: The program announced its 2016-17 schedule on Thursday, featuring 10 regular season tournaments prior to postseason play. The Demon Deacons will play five events in the fall and five regular season events in the spring, including four tournaments where they enter as the defending champion.
Duke: Head coach Pam Bustin and the Blue Devils will welcome former Wake Forest standout Valerie Dahmen to the coaching staff for the 2016 campaign. A goalkeeper with the Demon Deacons, Dahmen will serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the Duke program.
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