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Strojny drafted in seventh round

For the first time in four years, a Duke football player was selected in the NFL draft. Offensive tackle Drew Strojny was taken in the seventh round with the 203rd overall pick by the New York Giants.

"The whole process is so nerve-wracking," Strojny said. "It is a huge relief, and very exciting. To be honest, I really didn't care where I went but this has worked out for the best. New York is close to home, so I'll be near my family. I spoke with Coach [Tom] Coughlin, and he said they were excited to have me."

A two-year team captain, the Wrentham, Mass., native played in 46 games as a Blue Devil, starting 43. Strojny, 6-foot-7 and 327-pounds, was twice named Duke's Outstanding Offensive Lineman.

The last Blue Devil selected was Chris Combs in 2000.

Livingston said he is still undecided on Duke

After a visit at his home by head coach Mike Krzyzewski and associate head coach Johnny Dawkins Wednesday, Shaun Livingston said he has still not decided whether to come to Duke or enter the NBA draft. The high school senior has until May 10th to decide.

"I've still got a decision-making process to go through," Livingston told the Herald-Sun. "I've still got about two weeks left, so I'm going to take that time to hopefully make the best decision."

Honors given at Basketball Banquet

The men's basketball team held its annual banquet Friday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium. At the event, senior Chris Duhon received the Sweet-Baylin Award, given to Duke's Most Valuable Player. He also garnered the Best Defensive Player Award, the Iron Duke Award for most minutes played and shared the Bill Krzyzewski Captain's Award with Nick Horvath and Daniel Ewing.

Along with the Captain's Award, Horvath also earned the Dr. Deryl Hart Award, given to the team's top scholar-athlete and the Coach's Award, given annually to the player exemplifying the commitment and values of Duke Basketball. J.J. Redick, Shavlik Randolph and Shelden Williams also won awards.

Schweitzer to retire from WNBA

Former Duke player and current assistant coach Georgia Schweitzer has decided to retire from the WNBA after three seasons in the league.

Last season for the Minnesota Lynx, Schweitzer played 7.4 minutes per game, averaging under a point per contest. During her career, which was split between Miami and Minnesota, the two-time ACC Player of the Year averaged 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 70 career contests.


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