Headlined by first-team selections Duke Johnson and Denzel Perryman, 12 University of Miami players were named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football teams, which were released Monday.
Johnson became the school’s all-time leading rusher Saturday night against Pittsburgh.
Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, tight end Clive Walford and offensive lineman Ereck Flowers earned All-ACC second-team recognition, while quarterback Brad Kaaya and offensive linemen Jon Feliciano and Shane McDermott earned third-team spots on the offensive side.
Perryman led the Hurricanes with 105 tackles this season. Joining Perryman on the defensive side were honorable mention selections Anthony Chickillo, Olsen Pierre and Deon Bush. Punter Justin Vogel earned third-team recognition.
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Miami junior guard Sheldon McClellan was named the ACC Player of the Week.
McClellan shot 73.9 percent from the field, 75 percent from three-point range and 100 percent from the foul line in two UM wins last week. He averaged 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 31.5 minutes per game.
McClellan’s award comes on the heels of teammate Angel Rodriguez earning the same honor last week.
FIU’s Kiandre’a Pound was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week. It is the first honor for Pound and the first C-USA Freshman of the Week award for the Panthers.
Pound was a key contributor for the Panthers last weekend at the annual FIU Thanksgiving Classic. She impressed in her first two collegiate starts with a 25-point performance against Arizona and an 18-point effort against Virginia. The redshirt freshman averaged 21.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in the two-game invitational.
For the season, Pound leads the Panthers in scoring at 15.6 points per game and in rebounds with 9.2 per contest.
Miami setter Haley Templeton was named ACC Freshman of the Week. Templeton earned her fifth ACC Freshman of the Week award after her performance last weekend, including a return to her home state of Georgia. Against Georgia Tech, Templeton distributed 46 assists and added 12 digs, four kills, two blocks and one ace. The Alpharetta, Georgia, native recorded her fifth double-double of the season and also surpassed the 1,000-assist mark for the season.
Two days later, Templeton dished out 39 assists, adding five digs and one kill against No.8 Florida State in the regular-season finale.
track and field
Former Nova Southeastern track star Michael Wilson recently competed in the Central American and Caribbean Games, which ran from Nov.15 through Nov.30 in Veracruz, Mexico. Wilson was one of 11 athletes representing Grenada, his father’s home country.
Participating in the men’s 100-meter semifinals on Nov.28 at the Heriberto Jara Athletic Stadium in Xalapa, Wilson finished seventh with a time of 10.84 seconds, his best time of the season.