DeMarcus Minter from Good Sheppard Boxing Club in Akron won the heavyweight Junior Olympic title June 22 in Mobile, Ala.
Minter, 16, defeated defending champion Alberto Fundaro of Florida for the title.
Last year, Minter was the runner-up in the light heavyweight division.
Trained by Art Torrey, Minter turns 17 in December and will move into the senior division of the USA Boxing program.
Mike Scott, a 2008 graduate of Kent State University, was one of 14 players selected by the Washington Wizards to play for their Las Vegas Summer League team.
Scott was a four-year standout from 2005 to 2008. As a senior, Scott, a 6-foot-7 forward, averaged 13.2 points per game and 6.3 rebounds for the Golden Flashes, who were 28-7 and won both the MAC regular season and tournament titles.
After playing for KSU, Scott has played professionally in Turkey, Hungary and Germany, and spent last season in Serbia, averaging 17.5 points and 6.6 rebounds for Radnicki Kraguijevac in the Adriatic League.
The Wizards play five games in six days beginning Friday at COX Pavilion at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
University of Akron golfers Amanda Butler, Sara Chaves and Laura Murray have been named to the 2011-12 Division I All-American Scholar team by the National Golf Coaches Association.
This is the fourth consecutive year for Butler, who is the only Zip in the history of the program to accomplish that feat. Chaves and Murray are on the list for the first time.
Butler’s average round was 79.73 with a six top-25 finishes. She tied for the top individual round with a 1-over par 72 at the Rio Verde Invitational.
Chaves averaged 81.67 and had two top-25 finishes. Murray had a 79.38 average.
The minimum cumulative grade-point average is 3.5. Butler had a GPA of 3.78 in sports management; Chaves, a 3.60 in business; and Murray, a 3.78 in exercise science.
“I’m proud of these players for their latest accomplishments,” Zip women’s golf coach Jenny King said. “To be named as an All-American Scholar by the NGCA while competing year-round shows that these players have high expectations for themselves and their academic success.”
— Staff report