NORFOLK, Va. -- South Carolina State freshman outside hitter Alexus Holt has been named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Volleyball All-Rookie Team.
All awards were voted on by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors.
Holt (6-1, OH), a native of Marietta, Georgia, leads the team in points with 318.0 (3.61 per set), kills with 273 (3.10 per set) and service aces with .847 percent (0.34). Holt is also, ranked sixth in the MEAC in points and kills.
The 2017 MEAC Volleyball Championship begins Friday with the quarterfinal round; the first match begins at 10 a.m. Saturday’s semifinal matches will start at noon and Sunday’s championship finale will start at noon and be shown live on ESPNU and ESPN3.
ACC title game is 8 p.m. kickoff on ABC
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN announced that the 2017 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game between second-ranked Miami (Coastal Division) and No. 4 Clemson (Atlantic Division) will kick off on ABC in prime time at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This marks the ninth consecutive year that the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game has been held in prime time, and the fifth consecutive year the game has been televised by ABC in its 8 p.m. time slot. The winner of the conference championship game has gone on to play in the National Championship Game or compete in the College Football Playoff each of the previous four seasons.
Newberry players honored
Seven Newberry players were named all-South Atlantic Conference, including a quartet of players selected to the first team.
First-team offense: Dakota Mozingo (OL).
First-team defense: Jamarcus Henderson (DL), Keito Jordon (DL) and Joe Blue (LB).
Second-team offense: Tyler Anderson (OL) and Markell Castle (WR)
Second-team defense: Jawanza Adams (DB)
Wilson among Wooden top 30
COLUMBIA – South Carolina senior forward A’ja Wilson has again been named to the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s Women’s Preseason Top 30. A finalist for the Wooden Award the last two seasons, she is one of eight forwards on the preseason list and one of six SEC representatives ranking among the nation’s top 30 players.
Wilson gets SEC honor
COLUMBIA – South Carolina senior forward A’ja Wilson earned SEC Player of the Week for her outstanding performances in the Gamecocks’ season-opening wins last week. It is the second league weekly award in the Hopkins product’s career.
Staley adds Victaria Saxton to class
COLUMBIA – South Carolina head women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley announced that Victaria Saxton (Rome, Ga./Model HS) has signed a National Letters of Intent to attend the university and play for the Gamecocks. She will have four years of eligibility beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.
A 6-foot-1 forward, Saxton is among the top 50 recruits in the nation overall and is the eighth-ranked forward in the group. She is a three-time Atlanta Journal-Constitution First-Team AA All-State selection heading into her senior season with the Model High School Lady Devils.
Hurst is Mackey semifinalist
COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina junior Hayden Hurst is one of eight college football players named as a semifinalist for the 2017 John Mackey Award given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.