Digest: Towson running back Booker earns top FCS honor


Towson's Booker is top FCS running back of week

Towson senior running back Dominique Booker was honored as the Football Championship Subdivision National Running Back of the Week by College Football Performance Awards. Booker ran for a career-high 181 yards on seven carries Saturday as the Tigers won their third game in a row, a 41-10 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Rhode Island.

Men's basketball: UMBC senior guard Ryan Cook (St. Vincent Pallotti) was honored as the America East Player of the Week. ... Coppin State freshman point guard Patrick Cole was named Co-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week.

Women's basketball: Maryland senior Tianna Hawkins was chosen as the ACC Player of the Week. ... Michelle Kurowski, a 2012 UMBC graduate, has signed a contract to play professional basketball for the Eveil Garnachois Basket Vendee, a member of the National Feminine 2 league in France. ... Goldey-Beacom senior guard Devonne Richardson (Milford Mill) was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Week.

Division III basketball: Hood will provide free live video streaming for the 2012-13 women's and men's home games. Each broadcast will be archived for future viewing throughout the season.

Men's soccer: No. 2 Maryland was awarded the second overall seed in the NCAA championship. The Terps (17-1-2) will play either Brown or Drexel in the second round Sunday at 5 p.m. at Ludwig Field. Maryland captured the ACC tournament championship Sunday with a 2-1 win over No. 3 North Carolina at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.

Women's volleyball: Towson junior outside hitter Katy Buck (Mount de Sales) earned Colonial Athletic Association Co-Offensive Player of the Week accolades, and Tigers senior middle blocker Alysha McCreary was picked as the Defensive Player of the Week. The top-seeded Tigers received a bye through the first round of the CAA tournament and will face either No. 4 Hofstra or No. 5 William & Mary on Saturday at 7p.m.

Et cetera

BMGC to host Turkey Shoot events

Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp. will host the 17th annual Turkey Shoot shotgun events beginning at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park and Clifton Park golf courses. Golfers at each course will receive special holiday rates, a buffet breakfast beginning at 7a.m. (7:30a.m. at Clifton Park) and greens and cart fees. In addition, the Turkey Shoots will offer prizes for closest to the pin on par-3 holes as well as other contests and prizes. Registration is $56 at Pine Ridge, $45 at Mount Pleasant and $40 at Forest Park. Clifton Park's Turkey Shoot is $50 a person and features a "Captain's Choice" format with prizes for first-, second- and third-place teams, in addition to contests for longest drive and straightest drive. For more information, visit Classic5Golf.com. ... John Francisco, PGA director of instruction at Piney Branch Golf & Country Club in Upperco, won the Middle Atlantic PGA Senior Player of the Year title.

Soccer: D.C. United of announced that midfielder Andy Najar has been called up by the Honduras national team for a friendly Wednesday against Peru at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston at 7:30p.m. Najar, who was suspended for United's two-game Major League Soccer Eastern Conference finals series with the Houston Dynamo after throwing a ball at a referee Nov. 3, will join the Honduran Federation today.

Youth sports: Dr. Robert Cantu will give a free speech about kids sports and head trauma at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Park School athletic center at 2425 Old Court Road. Cantu and former Baltimore Sun sports reporter Mark Hyman are authors of the recently published book "Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe."

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