Digest: Towson's Benimon named ECAC All-Star

Tigers duo to head to NCAA regional gymnastics meet at Florida

March 26, 2013|Sports Digest

Men's college basketball

Towson's Benimon named ECAC All-Star

Towson junior forward Jerrelle Benimon has been selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I men's basketball All-Star team, the conference announced. Benimon, the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, recorded double doubles in 20 of the Tigers' 31 contests, which is tied for the second-most in Division I. He was the league's fourth-leading scorer with 17.1 points per game and reached double figures in 27 of 31 outings. His 346 rebounds set a Towson single-season record and were the sixth-most in a season in CAA history. Showing his all-around game, Benimon was also third in the conference in blocked shots (1.9 bpg) and fourth in field goal percentage (53.3 percent) and his 79 assists were the most of any Towson player. Georgetown junior forward Otto Porter and Boston College freshman guard Olivier Hanlan were named ECAC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, respectively. The teams were selected in a vote of Division I coaches.

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Towson duo head to NCAA regional gymnastics meet

Towson freshmen Abby Griswold and Katie Sassa have qualified to compete as individuals at the NCAA regional gymnastics meet at Florida on April6. Griswold qualified as an individual all-arounder, and Sassa will compete in vault. The top individuals and teams at the six regional meets will advance to nationals at UCLA.

Men's college track and field: Navy was selected to win the Patriot League outdoor championship in a vote by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. Bucknell was a close second, and Army was third. The league also announced that junior Zack Duncavage and freshman Austin Batiste received weekly honors to open the outdoor season —Duncavage is the Field Athlete of the Week, and Batiste is Rookie of the Week.

Baseball: Salisbury outfielder Nick Gentry (Bel Air) was named CAC Player of the Week. ... Former Washington College standout Ryan Normoyle has returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach. He will play professionally with the Roswell Invaders of the Pecos League this summer.

Softball: Mount St. Mary's nonconference doubleheader against visiting Lafayette scheduled for Tuesday was postponed to Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Mount also postponed a doubleheader at Coppin State that was slated for Wednesday; a makeup date has not been determined. ... Frostburg State junior catcher-first baseman Caitlin Lovend (Reservoir) was honored as the CAC Player of the Week, and Bobcats freshman pitcher-outfielder Mary Ann Moore was selected as the Pitcher of the Week.

NHL: Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin was named the "First Star" for the week. He led the league with five goals and eight points in four games.

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