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Digest (March 6): 56th football Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner scheduled

The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will sponsor the 56th annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 7, at 6:35 at Martin's West in Woodlawn. The dinner will honor 69 football scholar athletes from the Greater Baltimore area including Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, and Howard counties. Five regional scholarship winners will be selected and will share $20,000 in scholarship money. The Greater Baltimore Chapter will present the Ben Eaton Sr. Championship Award, named in honor of the legacy of the former Dunbar football coach, to the Maryland Class 2A champion Oakdale of Frederick County and the Class 3A champion Franklin of Baltimore County. The evening's program will also honor St. Frances Academy with the A. Paul Menton Award, as the top-rated high school program in the Greater Baltimore area as voted on by The Baltimore Sun. The chapter will also honor longtime sports broadcasting personality Keith Mills with its Herb Armstrong Service to Football Award. Tickets are available at $60 per person by calling at 410-207-3857.

Terps commitment: The Maryland football team landed its first commitment for its Class of 2020, as DeMatha lineman Jordan White announced his pledge Wednesday night. White, rated a three-star prospect by the 247 Sports Composite rankings, plays defensive tackle for DeMatha but is projected to play offensive guard in college. He is rated the No. 24 Maryland prospect in Maryland and No. 706 prospect in the nation in the 2020 class.

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Bucknell's Mackenzie earnsPatriot League scholar award

Bucknell senior guard Kimbal Mackenzie (John Carroll) has been named the Patriot League Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced on Wednesday. It was Mackenzie's second significant honor of the week, as he was previously named to the All-Patriot League First Team. Mackenzie is an economics major who carries a stellar 3.52 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in economics. Mackenzie is averaging a career-high 16.9 points per game, which is the third-highest figure in the Patriot League. He leads the team with 67 3-pointers, and he ranks fourth in the Patriot League in free-throw percentage at .861. Joining Mackenzie on the 2019 Academic All-Patriot League Team are Lafayette's Justin Jaworski, Navy's Hasan Abdullah and Lehigh's Pat Andree and Jordan Cohen.

Women's college basketball: Coppin State associated head coach Jazmone Turner was named as a Women's Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 Honoree. The program was created to recognize 30 up-and-coming women's basketball coaches under the age of 30 at all levels of the game.

Women's college lacrosse: East Carolina sophomore Nicole LeGar (Garrison Forest) was named American Athletic Conference Midfielder of the Week. LeGar won 10 of 14 draws in a 16-8 win over Saint Francis and also added three goals for her second hat trick of the season. ... Georgetown midfielder Jordyn Sabourin ( Notre Dame Prep) was named Big East Freshman of the Week, totaling six draw controls at Johns Hopkins and Delaware. ... Muhlenberg handed Hood its first loss of the season, 18-6. Cassidy O'Neill and Laura Skorobatsch (Northeast) scored two goals apiece for the Blazers. ... Kate Bartholomew (Kent County) scored seven goals to lead St. Mary's (2-2) to an 18-11 victory over Marymount.

Men's college lacrosse: Junior Brendan Markovic (Winters Mill) scored four goals, including two in a row in the second quarter as Randolph-Macon defeated St. Mary's, 12-9.

College football: Harrison Green was named Johns Hopkins defensive coordinator.

Women's college track & field: The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Johns Hopkins' Maya Hammonds was named the field athlete of the year while Caelyn Reilly was named the track athlete of the year. Blue Jays coach Bobby Van Allen was named the region's coach of the year and Maura Linde was named the assistant coach of the year in the region.

College baseball: Junior Sebastian Holte-Mancera reached base three time and had two RBIs to put Maryland back in the win column with an 11-6 victory over Delaware Tuesday night at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.

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Athletes Serving Athletesschedules fundraiser

Athletes Serving Athletes will host its annual bull roast and silent auction on April 27 at 6 p.m. at Goucher College's Decker Sports and Athletic Center. Funds raised at the event benefit individuals with limited to no mobility to help them cross the finish line in mainstream running events with the help of a team of able-bodied volunteer runners, their WingMen. The event features a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, full dinner, and an open bar featuring beer and wine. Online pre-bidding for silent auction items will open on April 17th. To buy tickets or donate an item to the Silent Auction, go to www.asa.run/bullroast.

From Sun staff and news services

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