Digest: Terps' Hawkins, Thomas make Wooden Top 20 list

UMBC's Andrew Smith honored after winning 800 meters at Terrapin Invitational

January 23, 2013|Sports Digest

College basketball

Terps' Hawkins, Thomas make Wooden Top 20 list

Senior Tianna Hawkins and junior Alyssa Thomas of the 10th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team were named to the John R.Wooden Midseason Top 20 list, released Tuesday. The forward duo leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring and in rebounding. Hawkins is averaging 18.9 points and 10.4 rebounds, while Thomas, the reigning ACC Player of the Year, has scored in double figures in 15 of 18 games this year and has 10 double doubles, including one triple double. She's averaging over 20 points per game in conference play. The Wooden Award All-American Team, consisting of the nation's top five players, will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament. The Player of the Year will be announced April 12 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Men's honor: Sophomore Worth Smith was named the Navy Athlete of the Week.

College track and field

UMBC's A. Smith honored after winning 800 meters

UMBC junior Andrew Smith was named America East Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. At the Terrapin Invitational last weekend in Landover, Smith won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 54.66 seconds. The time qualifies the junior for the IC4A meet at the end of the season and is the fastest in the America East this season.

Other men's honors: Navy made Patriot League history this week when freshman Steve Schroeder was honored as Rookie of the Week. The Midshipmen become the first men's program to have four freshmen earn the league's top rookie weekly honor over the course of a season. ... Shippensburg sophomore Steve Waithe (Loch Raven) was chosen as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week after a record-setting triple jump at Bucknell's Gulden Invitational. Waithe's 49 feet, 41/2 inches won the event, hit an NCAA provisional mark and broke a school record. His effort Saturday ranks him atop the PSAC and is fourth in DivisionII.

Women's honors: Navy senior Brigid Byrne was chosen as Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week. Byrne won the 5,000-meter run with a converted time of 17:02.12 at the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday. The time is the second-best in Navy history, Byrne's personal best and the top time in the Patriot League this season. ... Johns Hopkins junior Emily Swenson was named Centennial Conference Athlete of the Week.

Et cetera

Blast's Millwood, Donatelli on MISL Team of the Week

After a pair of road victories against the Syracuse Silver Knights last weekend, the Blast had two players named to the Major Indoor Soccer League Team of the Week. Machel Millwood was selected after his nine-point weekend, and he was joined by Tony Donatelli, who had three goals in the two games, including the winner in overtime as the Blast won, 14-12, on Friday.

Maryland football: Coach Randy Edsall will host a Google Plus Hangout on National Signing Day (Feb. 6) at 4 p.m. The Hangout will be moderated by quarterback C.J. Brown. To view the Hangout, log on to plus.google.com. From there, the Hangout can be viewed by visiting the Randy Edsall Google Plus page at 4p.m. The Hangout will be posted on the Maryland Football YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/MDFootballVideo). Fans can submit questions for Edsall starting today. Questions can be sent via Twitter by using #MarylandFootball, Facebook and email (MarylandFootball@umd.edu).

Women's college gymnastics: Maryland freshman Kathy Tang earned East Atlantic Gymnastics League Co-Gymnast of the Week honors, while senior Ally Krikorian was Specialist of the Week.

Men's college swimming and diving: UMBC seniors Pierre De Waal and Andrew Eckhoff swept the America East weekly awards. De Waal earned the Swimmer of the Week honor, while Eckhoff took the Diver of the Week award for the 6-0 squad. ... St. Mary's senior Cameron Hedquist was named CAC Swimming Athlete of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins senior Dylan Coggin was selected as the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimmer of the Week.

Women's college swimming: St. Mary's senior Kelly Heyde earned CAC Swimmer of the Week honors.

Women's college bowling: UMES senior Anggie Ramirez was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week after leading the Hawks to a first-place finish in the quad Baker one-day tournament and second place at the Saint Francis New Year's Knockdown.

D.C. United: The club announced it selected UCLA midfielder Evan Raynr with the 17th pick in the second round (36th overall selection) of the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft.

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