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University of Akron senior Quincy Diggs named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of Week

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University of Akron senior forward Quincy Diggs was named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week.

Diggs scored nine points in two overtimes during the Zips 83-80 win over Ohio on Sunday, including a put-back with 30.4 seconds remaining that gave the Zips (10-5, 2-0 MAC) a three-point lead.

He also led all scorers with 21 points in Akron’s 72-68 win at Ball State on Wednesday.

He averaged 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and an assist for the week.

This marks the second time in his career that Diggs earned the weekly honors.

More basketball

The Mid-American Conference announced Monday that the Akron-Kent State men’s game on Feb. 1 will be aired live on the TWC Sports Channel.

The game will be held at the Kent State University M.A.C. Center and will tip-off at 6 p.m.

The Zips took two-of-three games against the Flashes last season.

Soccer

•Kent State University seniors Jessacca Gironda and Morgan Mah as well as junior Stephanie Haugh were announced to the 2013 Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association All-Ohio Academic team.

Gironda and Mah each earned first-team honors. Gironda posted a 3.88 grade point average and led the Golden Flashes and MAC in scoring with 33 points. Mah was the MAC Defensive Player of the Year and held a 3.51 GPA.

Haugh earned third team recognition by leading the Golden Flashes with six assists and posting a 3.96 GPA.

•Five Walsh University women’s soccer players were named to the All-Ohio Academic Team.

Sophomore Jessie Gearhart (Wadsworth) earned first-team honors.

Senior Lauren Jokovich (Jackson) was a second-team selection, while seniors Olivia Buttery (Jackson), Rachel Rucker (Lake) and junior Lauren Frank (Copley) received third team recognition.

Wrestling

Mount Union wrestler Jon Garrison (Copley) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week.

Garrison went 4-0 at the NWCA National Duals in Des Moines, Iowa, last weekend.

The unranked 157-pound junior knocked off the No. 1-, No. 2- and No. 4-ranked wrestlers in the tournament.


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