Sports in Brief: November 6

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November 5, 2009

10:25 PM

Men’s Cross Country: Tribe moves to eighth after 10th straight CAA title

After cruising to its 10th consecutive conference championship, the College jumped two spots to no. 8 in the country in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll released Monday. It is the first time since 2001 that the College has been ranked at least eighth in the nation. The Tribe also reclaimed its first-place ranking in the USTFCCCA Southeast Region poll after being second last week.

Swimming and Diving: Radloff, Newcomb garner conference recognition

Senior swimmer Katie Radloff and junior diver Mike Newcomb were named CAA Co-Swimmer and Diver of the Week after leading the Tribe to victories at Davidson last weekend. Radloff’s victories in the 50 and 100-m freestyle place her in a tie with Ruth Anne Miller ’03 for the most individual victories all-time by a swimmer at the College. Newcomb was one of four individuals on the men’s team to win an event, capturing the 1-m dive event with a score of 211.71.

Football: Miller named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week

Junior punter David Miller was named the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week Sunday. Miller averaged 48.7 yards per punt on six kicks, with three of them traveling farther than 50 yards against Rhode Island Saturday. The junior leads all CAA punters and is currently fourth in the nation in punting average with 44.6 yards per punt. Miller’s selection was the second for the College in the special teams category this season, freshman corner B.W. Webb was selected in week three.

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