- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 25, 2006

1:23 p.m.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Duke basketball player J.J. Redick and Maryland field hockey standout Paula Infante have been named Atlantic Coast Conference male and female athletes of the year.

Redick gets the Anthony J. McKevlin Award, named for the former sports editor of the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C.. That award dates back to the formation of the ACC in 1954.

Infante receives the Mary Garber Award, named for the former Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal reporter and a pioneer for women in sports journalism. The Garber award was established in 1990.

Redick became the ACC’s all-time scoring leader, with 2,769 points while setting an NCAA record with 457 3-point field goals. The Roanoke native was selected in the first round of last month’s NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.

Infante sparked the Terrapins to both ACC and NCAA field hockey titles and a 23-2 overall record. She has been named a first-team All-American all three years at Maryland. The native of Chile is playing for her country’s national team in Italy.


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