Former Ragsdale keeper earns C-USA Woman of the Year nomination
Alex Kubrick, a former goalkeeper at Ragsdale and recent Charlotte graduate, has been honored as one of the Conference USA’s two selections for the NCAA Woman of the Year.
She is one of 126 honorees from the three NCAA divisions and independent schools and just one of 52 from Division I.
The selection committee will choose the top 10 from each division in early September and narrow that to three from each division later in the month. From there, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will then choose the 2014 Woman of the Year.
Now in its 24th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes for their achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.
Kubrick earned her second-straight All-NSCAA South Region Honorable Mention Academic accolade in helping lead the 49ers to the Conference USA East Division title last fall.
She was an All-Conference USA Academic First Team choice and was selected the league’s defensive player of the week Aug. 26, 2013, after starting the season with back-to-back shutouts.
FORMER WESTCHESTER GOLFER EARNS ACADEMIC HONOR
Elon golfer Will DiIanni, a former Westchester Country Day standout, was recognized as one of 207 NCAA Division I members of the 2014 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars team. He is the first Phoenix golfer to claim the award since 2010.
DiIanni, a finance major with a 3.68 GPA, was second on the Phoenix squad over the 2013-14 campaign with a 73.14 stroke average. He played in 29 rounds over 10 events, recording three top-five finishes and two more top-15 showings as a junior.
To be eligible, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50 percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
HPU SOCCER GAME TO BE STREAMED
The High Point University men's soccer home game against UNC Asheville on Sept. 27 has been selected to be streamed on NSCAATV.com as part of the NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire.
This is the second time that High Point has been selected to be featured as an NSCAA Game of the Week. HPU was previously featured by the NSCAA in 2011 when the Panthers' home game against VCU was broadcast nationally on the Fox Soccer Channel. High Point won the nationally televised game over the Rams by a score of 3-2.
TUCKER NAMED HONORARY CHAIRMAN
North State CEO Royster Tucker III is among those named an honorary chairperson for the upcoming Wyndham Championship golf tournament.
As part of the tournament’s 75th anniversary, tournament officials decided to name people from throughout the Triad as honorary chairpersons.
The others are Glen Raven chairman and CEO Allen Grant, BB&T chairman and CEO Kelly King, and Bonnie McElveen Hunter and Jim Melvin of Greensboro. Tucker is the only one in the group who has not served as honorary chairman.
HITOMS CRUSH MUSTANGS, 13-4
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Every starter in the High Point-Thomasville lineup notched at least one hit as the HiToms beat the Martinsville Mustangs 13-4 on Thursday night.
For the first time all season, the HiToms have won three straight games and have won five of their last six.
The HiToms improved to 21-25, 7-8 in the second half of the CPL season.
Right fielder Joey Havrilak delivered a base-clearing double to key a five-run second inning that gave the HiToms a 6-1 lead.
Cody Brittain slugged a three-run homer for the HiToms, while Ryan Hodge added a solo shot.
COUNCILL CAPTURES EMERYWOOD JUNIOR CLUB CROWN
HIGH POINT — Hardin Councill carded 66 to win the overall title in the boys 15-17 age division in the Emerywood Junior Club Championship on Thursday at High Point Country Club.
Ian Craig (78) held off Jake Weiland (80) to capture second place.
Ella Russell shot 81 to win girls 15-17 age division. Lauren Giles took second at 101.
In the boys 10-12 age division, Tyler Partee prevailed at 82. Davis Delille placed second at 99.