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Digest: Roland Park alum Toni-Ann Williams to represent Jamaica in gymnastics in Olympics

Toni-Ann Williams, 17, a former Roland Park student, practices in 2013 at United Gymnastix in Reisterstown.
Toni-Ann Williams, 17, a former Roland Park student, practices in 2013 at United Gymnastix in Reisterstown. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)

Randallstown native Toni-Ann Williams on Sunday night became the first gymnast competing for Jamaica to secure qualification to the Olympic Games.

Roland Park Country senior Toni-Ann Williams represented Jamaica at the gymnastics world championships and will attend Cal on an athletic scholarship

Competing at the Rio Olympic Test in Brazil, the Roland Park graduate finished 38th overall and 16th as an individual not competing with a full team, with a 52.931 total in the all-around event.

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Her highest score was a 14.066 on vault, which ranked 24th. She also finished in the top 35 on beam (29th, 13.666) and floor (32nd, 13.366). Williams had an 11.833 on bars.

Williams, who began training at United Gymnastix in Reisterstown at age 6, is a sophomore on full athletic scholarship at California.

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Williams is a three-time regular-season All-American.

She retains dual citizenship with the United States and Jamaica.

Colleges

Hopkins to honor Scott with statue at Homewood

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Johns Hopkins announced Tuesday morning a fundraising campaign to erect a statue at Homewood Field to honor former coach Bob Scott. Scott built a program that captured seven national championships, including the 1974 NCAA title in his 20th and final year of coaching the Blue Jays. Scott compiled a 158-55-1 record and was the school's winningest coach until current coach Dave Pietramala passed him last season. After stepping down, Scott became the university's athletic director until his retirement in 1995. The statue, which will be completed and erected this fall, will be stationed near the campus-side entrance to the field at the corner of the Cordish Lacrosse Center.

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More men's lacrosse: The Big Ten named Maryland junior attackman Dylan Martz and Ohio State senior midfielder Carter Brown (Calvert Hall) Co-Offensive Players of the Week, Maryland junior defenseman Tim Muller Defensive Player of the Week, Maryland sophomore faceoff specialist Will Bonaparte Specialist of the Week and Johns Hopkins defenseman Patrick Foley Freshman of the Week. ... Navy sophomore midfielder Casey Rees (Boys' Latin) and junior midfielder John Trainor were named Patriot League Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. ... Stevenson's Matt Tompkins was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Offensive Player of the Week.

Women's lacrosse: Maryland senior midfielder Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Penn State attackman Madison Carter (South River) was named Freshman of the Week.

Administration: Kelly Mehrtens is leaving as Maryland's deputy director of athletics/chief of staff to become managing director of The Trust (powered by the NFL Players Association). The Trust is a set of resources, programs and services designed to provide former players with the support, skills and tools to help ensure success off the field and in life after football. ... Salisbury promoted Jess Stoltz from assistant to the athletic director to assistant athletic director.

Et cetera

Veazy's final amateur bout set for May 5 at Michael's

Joey Veazy of the Baltimore Boxing Club will fight Andre Harris of Pasadena for the East Coast 154-pound championship in the main event at Michael's Eight Avenue on May 5 in Glen Burnie. It will be Veazy's final amateur bout. Baltimore Boxing Promotions, operated by Meade graduate Jake Smith, will run the card as a tribute to Murray Smith Sr., his father, a longtime event promoter who died of melanoma in 2013. Tyrell Boyd of the Upton Boxing Club will meet Genc Pllana for the middleweight title. Clayton Frazier and former Stevenson basketball standout Stefon McCray (Archbishop Curley) are also on the card. Tickets purchased in advance start at $25, reserved seats are $35, reserved tables for 10 are $350, $50 VIP seats and $500 VIP tables of 10 can be purchased by calling 410-375-9175. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the fights begin at 8. For more information, go to baltimoreboxing.com.

Outfielder David Lough had his contract selected from Triple-A Lehigh Valley by the Phillies and outfielder Cedric Hunter was optioned to the IronPigs.

Baseball: The Philadelphia Phillies on Monday selected the contract of outfielder David Lough from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Lough, an Oriole in 2014 and 2015, is a .255 hitter in 312 major league games. This season, he hit .280 in six games with the IronPigs.

Major League Lacrosse: The Chesapeake Bayhawks acquired midfielder Max Van Bourgondien from the New York Lizards for an eighth-round 2017 supplemental draft pick.

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