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Myers collects national award

After leading the Blue Devils to their best finish in his 32 years as head coach of the men’s golf team, Rod Myers earned Golfweek’s National Coach of the Year honors Wednesday.

Duke finished 8th at the NCAA Championships June 1-4 and won its first ACC title since 1966, with a lineup of no seniors, two junior All-Americans and two freshmen.

“This has been a very special season,” Myers told Golfweek. “I guess you could say it’s been a very pleasant surprise, because you never know what to expect when you have a young team. I thought this could be probably the best team I’ve ever had and I think in many ways it was.”


Redick to seek spot on U21 team

Senior All-American J.J. Redick will travel to Dallas July 21-23 to try out for the USA Basketball U21 National Team. The final squad will consist of 12 of the nation’s top college players and will compete in the FIBA U21 World Championship in Mar de Plata, Argentina, Aug. 5-14. St. Joseph head coach Phil Martelli was selected to coach the team.


Quartet of Blue Devils tee off at U.S. Open

Three former Duke golfers and one current Blue Devil will be competing in the 60th U.S. Women’s Open this weekend at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. NCAA Individual Champions Virada Nirapathpongporn and Candy Hannemann, as well as LPGA Tour member Jean Bartholomew and junior Brittany Lang will all be participating.


Coach G joins board

Duke head coach Gail Goestenkors was appointed as one of 13 new members to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors.


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