Monday's college roundup
Cook, Hood invited to USA camp
DURHAM — Duke’s Quinn Cook and Rodney Hood are among the 29 collegiate athletes the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee has invited to compete for roster spots on the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team.
USA Basketball will hold a training camp June 24-30 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Cook is coming off a sophomore campaign during which he averaged 11.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists while helping Duke to a 30-6 record and an NCAA Elite Eight appearance. The Washington, D.C., native started 34 games in 2012-13 and had 22 double-figure scoring efforts.
Hood sat out the 2012-13 season because of NCAA transfer rules after leaving Mississippi State following his freshman season. The Meridian, Miss., native is expected to make an immediate impact for the Blue Devils next season. As a freshman, Hood averaged 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game with a 2.13:1 assist-to-turnover ratio en route to earning SEC all-freshman accolades.
Ogilvie advances to U.S. Open
Former Duke men’s golf standout Joe Ogilvie advanced through sectional qualifying Monday and will be in the field at next week’s U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
Ogilvie, a 1996 Duke graduate, was among nine players to qualify at the Colonial Country Club Sectional Qualifier in Memphis, Tenn., with a 6-under 137 for the day. After posting a 3-under 69 in the morning round on the South Course, he recorded another solid round of 3-under 68 in the afternoon at the North Course.
For his career on the PGA Tour, Ogilvie has captured one win at the 2009 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee to go along with 26 top-10 finishes. Ogilvie has found success in the major championships, finishing in the top 25 at the Masters, British Open and the PGA Championship. His top finish at the U.S. Open is a tie for 36th in 2008 at Torrey Pines.
Kevin Streelman also represent the Blue Devils in the field at Merion, as Streelman owns three top-five finishes on the season highlighted by a win at the Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank.
Streelman, currently ranked 36th in the current World Golf Ranking, earned an automatic exemption after being listed in the top 60. He will be playing in his fourth U.S. Open, including his third consecutive.
Boutier second at St. Rule Trophy
Duke rising sophomore Celine Boutier carded rounds of 73, 69 and 71 over the weekend on her way to finishing second at the St. Rule Trophy, which is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the British amateur women’s calendar, in St. Andrews, United Kingdom.
Boutier, who is from Montrouge, France, trailed by three strokes heading into the final day of competition and after notching birdies on No. 16 and No. 17, she trailed by only two strokes with the par-four 18th remaining.
ECU extends McNeill's contract through 2017
GREENVILLE — East Carolina has given football coach Ruffin McNeill a contract extension through the 2017 season, the school announced Monday.
The extension will pay him a total of $1.15 million plus incentives. His base salary was raised from $200,000 to $400,000.
The 54-year-old McNeill is 19-19 in three seasons at his alma mater and has guided the Pirates to two bowls.
ECU is leaving Conference USA for the American Athletic Conference in 2014, and new athletic director Jeff Compher says the extension shows the school's confidence in McNeill.
His previous 5-year contract was to expire after the 2014 season. The new deal runs through June 30, 2018.