June 11, 2013
UMBC's Brown wins Under Armour AD of the Year Award
UMBC athletic director Charles Brown has been named a Division I-AAA Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award recipient by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Brown will be honored at the NACDA and Affiliates Convention Week on June 15 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Under Armour AD of the Year Award was created to honor intercollegiate athletics directors for their commitment and administrative excellence within a campus or college community environment. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior/Community Colleges) and annually honors four athletic directors from each division. After a 24-year tenure at UMBC, Brown will retire at the end of the month. Over the past 15 years, UMBC teams have won 46 conference championships and made 29 appearances in NCAA championship competition. From 1998 to 2003, UMBC was named the top overall program in the Northeast Conference, and it has consistently ranked as a top-four program in the America East since joining in 2003.
Hopkins doctors to give free skin screenings during Aberdeen baseball tourney
The Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology, in partnership with the Kropfelder Foundation for Melanoma Education and Research, has teamed up with Ripken Baseball to help fight skin cancer, according to a news release. On Saturday, Johns Hopkins dermatologists will provide complimentary skin screenings at the Ripken Baseball complex in Aberdeen during the Father's Day weekend baseball tournament. Players, coaches, and family members will have the opportunity to get a free cancer screening and learn about ways to prevent skin cancer. The goal of the Kropfelder Foundation is to provide awareness and education to prevent melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer. The Foundation was established in memory of David J. Kropfelder, who died in 2003 after a 10-year battle with the disease. Since 2003, the Kropfelder Foundation has provided more than $60,000 of support to the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology for skin cancer education, research, and patient care. For additional information on the Kropfelder Foundation for Melanoma Education and Research, go to kropfelder.org. For more information on the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology, go to hopkinsmedicine.org/dermatology.
Nationals: The team released left-handed pitcher Zach Duke, five days after it designated him for assignment following a failed conversion from starting to the bullpen. Wasihngton has yet to reach a resolution with Henry Rodriguez, whom it designated on the same day as Duke, suggesting it could be working on a trade involving the hard-throwing reliever.
—Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post
WNBA: Washington Mystics guard Ivory Latta was honored as the Player of the Week after averaging 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two contests. Against the Connecticut Sun, Latta scored 10 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Mystics to a 66-62 victory. The next day, Latta and her teammates took on the Minnesota Lynx. She scored 17 of her 24 points in the second half as the Mystics held on for an 85-80 win.
Legends Football League: The Baltimore Charm defeated the Philadelphia Passion, 20-19, in its home opener Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena. The Charm improved to 1-1 and remain alive in the playoff race with two games remaining in the regular season.
—From Sun staff and news services
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