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06.27.06: Beavers beat Heels to win College World Series ... Irish baseball coach to interview for LSU job ... Cal quarterback suspended after assault charge
06.26.06: Mustangs lead
C-USA teams in Director's Cup ... Tulane AD receives prestigious service award ... Calipari racking up some broadcast work
06.25.06: Coal industry to sponsor Marshall-WVU series ... Mountaineers extend Rodriguez deal to 2012 ... Vols add non-league challenges
06.24.06: Del Conte takes reins as AD at Rice ... Contact at combine means fine for Emory ... UNCW aligns with adidas for shoes, uniforms
06.23.06: Witter starts professional ball with a flourish ... Big Ben's little sister commits to Sooners ... Wake Forest football recruit faces felony charges
06.22.06: Big Ten scores momentous television deals ... Former ECU diver Derr to coach at JMU ... Grizzlies turn to Tinkle on hardwood
06.21.06: Troth returns to the fold as ECU assistant ... College of Charleston, Herrion settle on buyout ... Another national award for Houston's Lincoln
06.20.06: ECU announces long-term pact with Nike ... Pirates release women's soccer schedule ... Three C-USA linemen on Outland Trophy list
06.19.06: USM-Memphis game shifts to Sunday for ESPN ... Tar Heels AD Baddour gets contract extension ... U.S. Women's open to have distinct Duke flavor
06.18.06: Rice rallies in its College World Series opener ... Houston's Lincoln gets 2006 Howser Trophy ... C-USA's top scorer backs away from NBA draft
06.17.06: ECU grad Millican wins N.C. women's amateur ... College World Series: Tigers win in comeback ... LSU's Carter sweeps national track honors
06.16.06: Ex-ECU assistant named Campbell grid coach ... Pirate softball ace Keli Harrell named All-State .. Report: Back woes nix Redick draft workouts
06.15.06: Camels expected to name football coach ... Rice leads C-USA contingent on A-A team ... K-State, UCLA announce football dates
06.14.06: ECU's Smith among 7 C-USA All-Americans ... Duke star Redick charged with drunk driving ... UAB selects Shoop to guide baseball program
06.13.06: Owls carrying C-USA banner to Omaha ... ECU's Ray shares Coastal Plain League honor ... Terms of Huggins' K-State contract reported
06.12.06: ECU ticket office temporarily relocates ... Irish safety's ring debut: Bell rung quickly ... Miners seventh in NCAA men's track
06.11.06: Miami loses Berry- recruited QB to baseball ... Clemens award finalists have C-USA flavor ... Buckeyes announce series with Toledo
06.10.06: ECU network announces blowtorch flagships ... "The Buzz" remains in Pirate broadcast lineup ... Former LSU athlete turned pro wrestler dies
06.09.06: ECU's "Voice" revving up for benefit "Ride" ... Pirates bow out at NCAA track & field meet ... ODU makes plans to add I-AA football
06.08.06: MLB Draft: Smith selected by A's, Mathews by Giants ... ECU's Hunt, Krug take Scholar Athlete honors ... NCAA nixes course credits from 'diploma mills'
06.07.06: ECU's track elite at NCAA meet in Sacramento ... Super region pairings pit Rice against Sooners ... Cleared USC quarterback says he's rejoined team
06.06.06: NCAA change on grad transfers gets reaction ... Duke reinstates men's lacrosse with conditions ... Cardieri resigns as baseball coach at USF
06.05.06: Owls carry C-USA banner against Bears ... Laval steps down as LSU baseball coach ... Date of "Civil War" changed for TV
06.04.06: C-USA players reap All-America honors ... "Flesh- eating" germ claims Tulsa gridder ... Blazers baseball coach hangs up cleats
06.03.06: ECU's Jake Smith named 2nd-team All-America ... Pirates get first signee in McPhaul golfing era ... Duke men's lacrosse program to be reinstated
06.02.06: Bucs' new pitching coach has LeClair pedigree ... Three gridders depart WVU program ... ECU announces blue chip tennis signees
06.01.06: Pirates announce kickoff times, TV games ... ECU excels among C-USA's academic elite ... Rice's Degerman makes Academic All-America

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Postgrad scholarship goes to ECU's Davenport


East Carolina sprinter Terri Davenport is among 12 recipients of postgraduate scholarship awards announced by Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowksy.

The conference annually presents the $4,000 Postgraduate Scholarship awards to graduates as selected by faculty athletics representatives.

Davenport has been successful academically and athletically and has taken an active role in the community. A four-year sprinter for the Pirates, she was named team captain and twice earned all-conference honors.

Davenport also served as vice president of the student-athlete advisory committee. The Dale City, VA, native earned a bachelor of science degree and was accepted to the ECU school of business. She is currently enrolled in the MBA program with a concentration in taxation.

Other recipients of the postgraduate scholarships:

  • Lucas Mireles, Houston, men's track
  • Jeff Mullins, Marshall, football
  • Rusty Clayton, Memphis, football
  • Sarah Yoder, Rice, cross country/women's track
  • Halley Rambally, Southern Methodist, women's tennis
  • Micah Stephens, Southern Mississippi, women's soccer
  • Brianne Darragh, Tulane, women's track
  • Matt Wiley, Tulsa, men's tennis
  • Sebastian Falk, UAB, men's soccer
  • Tracy Fischler, Central Florida, women's track
  • Ingrid Goslin, Texas-El Paso, women's basketball.

UCF center foregoes final year of eligibility

Central Florida basketball head coach Kirk Speraw has announced on the university's athletic web site that center Will Bakanowsky has elected not to use his final year of eligibility in 2006-07. Bakanowsky redshirted during the 2005-06 campaign for precautionary reasons because of concussions he had suffered.

A two-time conference all-academic selection, Bakanowsky earned his degree from UCF in May.

"We are disappointed for Will that he will not be able compete and finish his career this season," said Speraw. "Will was a valuable member of our program and was a key contributor on our two NCAA Tournament teams. Off of the court, he was a great student and we wish him the very best."

A native of Gibbsboro, NJ, Bakanowsky made 26 starts at center as a junior during the 2004-05 season and averaged 6.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. In his final collegiate contest, he scored 15 points and added seven rebounds against Connecticut at the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

Sinclair named women's athlete of the year

Christine Sinclair, a soccer student-athlete at Portland, won the Honda-Broderick Cup as college woman athlete of the year, according to an announcement at Sinclair was a key player on the Pilots' 2005 national championship team.

Sinclair was the West Coast Conference player of the year for the third time after setting an NCAA record for goals in a season with 39. She won the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy two years in a row. Soccer Buzz, Soccer America and Soccer Times all honored her as national player of the year and she was named a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American of the Year.

Sinclair graduated with a degree in life science in December. A native of British Columbia, she is second on the NCAA career-goals list with 110. She scored 25 postseason goals in her career, including seven in 2005.

Other finalists for the award were Cat Osterman, softball student-athlete at Texas; Seimone Augustus, basketball student-athlete at LSU; Mary Descenza, swimming student-athlete at Georgia; and Ashley Miles, gymnastics student-athlete at Alabama.

The Honda Award annually honors the collegiate woman athlete of the year. The winner is chosen by a vote of all NCAA institutions. Athletics achievement, leadership ability and academic success all play a role in the selection process.

News Nuggets are compiled periodically based on material supplied by staff members; data published by ECU, Conference USA and its member schools; and reports from other sources. Copyright 2006 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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