Digest: Benimon, Hawkins, Thomas get AP All-America honors

Baltimore resident Rodriguez breezes to victory in Pa. 15K

April 03, 2013|Sports Digest

College basketball

Benimon, Hawkins, Thomas get AP honors

Towson junior forward Jerrelle Benimon was selected as an honorable-mention All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday after ranking second in the nation with 20 double doubles. The 6-foot-8 transfer from Georgetown was the fourth-leading scorer in the Colonial Athletic Association with 17.1 points per game, and he reached double figures in 27 of 31 outings.

Women's honors: Maryland junior Alyssa Thomas was named to the AP All-America second team, and senior Tianna Hawkins earned honorable mention. Thomas, who was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season, averaged 18.8 points per game, 10.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists on the season. She is the only player in the country to rank in the top 50 of all three stats. Hawkins, a first-team All-ACC pick, ended her career No. 11 on Maryland's all-time scoring list with 1,595 points and No. 3 in rebounds with 1,086.

Et cetera

Baltimore's Rodriguez breezes to win in Pa. 15K

Gabriel Rodriguez, a Baltimore resident and senior product line manager at Under Armour, was the top finisher at the 19th annual Mt. Penn Mudfest 15K on Saturday in Reading, Pa. Rodriguez completed the course, known for its technically demanding trails and difficult inclines, in 1 hour, 2minutes, 24 seconds, with the second-place finisher three minutes behind.

Capitals: Defenseman Jack Hillen was re-signed to a two-year, $1.4 million contract extension. Also, The Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League announced that the Capitals organization has acquired left wing Dane Byers from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Garrett Stafford.

College baseball: Right fielder Aaron Nardone had three hits and host Delaware State (19-6) took advantage of four Towson errors as the Hornets handed the Tigers (13-14) a 10-7 loss.

College softball: Freshman catcher Caitie Barber and sophomore shortstop Hailey Balk each homered and senior pitcher Katie Lingmai allowed one hit as host Towson (16-21-1) rolled to a 10-0 victory over George Washington (11-16) in five innings Tuesday afternoon. The 10 runs were a season high for the Tigers.

Men's college tennis: Johns Hopkins senior Andy Hersh was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week. ... Salisbury junior Shane Gunther was chosen as the CAC Player of the Week.

Women's college tennis: Salisbury senior Elaina Iosue was selected as the CAC Player of the Week.

Men's college track and field: McDaniel senior Chuck Kronmiller was named Centennial Conference Field Athlete of the Week.

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