DURHAM, N.C. -
Dec. 29 Lindsey Harding records her 1,000th career point in a 77-40 win for No. 3 Duke over Dartmouth.
Dec. 22 Duke President Richard Brodhead urged the Durham District Attorney to put the Duke lacrosse case in the hands of an independent third party and said he has an obligation to explain his conduct in the matter in a statement following the dropping of rape charges by the D.A. against three Duke lacrosse players.
Dec. 19 Josh McRoberts scores 19 points and adds six rebounds, a career-high six blocks, a career-high four steals and four assists in a 79-72 win over Kent State at Cameron Indoor Stadium. McRoberts becomes the first player in Duke history to record four or more in those five statistical categories in a game.
Dec. 19 Coach Mike Krzyzewski is honored as USA Basketball’s 2006 National Coach of the Year after helping resurrect pride and respect in the USA Senior Team. The team won the bronze medal at the 2006 World Championships. Coach K will lead Team USA through the 2008 Olympics.
Dec. 19 Junior men’s soccer player Michael Videira is named to both the College Soccer News first team All-America squad and to Soccer America’s 2006 College Men’s Most Valuable Players. Videira also earned an All-America citation as an NSCAA/adidas third team member.
Dec. 13 Volleyball standouts Carrie DeMange, Ali Hausfeld and Tealle Hunkus are named to the AVCA honorable mention All-America team.
Dec. 10 In one of the most impressive regular season weeks in Duke women’s basketball history, the Blue Devils defeat No. 19 Rutgers 85-45, No. 11 Vanderbilt 69-48 and No. 22 Texas 80-52. The three wins, all over ranked teams, are by an average of 29.7 points per game.
Dec. 8 Defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase and quarterback Thaddeus Lewis are honored as honorable mention freshman All-America selections by The Sporting News. Oghobaase finished the year with 28 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and one quarterback sack while Lewis throws for a Duke rookie record 2,134 yards along with 11 touchdowns.
Dec. 6 Volleyball coach Jolene Nagel is named the AVCA East Region Coach of the Year while Ali Hausfeld, Carrie DeMange, Tealle Hunkus are tabbed to the AVCA All-East Region team. In addition, Rachael Moss earns the East Region Freshman of the Year award.
Dec. 2 Rebecca Moros of the women’s soccer team is selected third-team All-America by NSCAA/adidas.
Nov. 30 Defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase is named a second team freshman All-America choice by Rivals.com.
Nov. 30 Senior nose guard Eli Nichols is named an Academic All-America for the second consecutive season. Nichols becomes just the third football player in Duke history to receive multiple Academic All-America citations, joining Butch Allie and Mike Diminick.
Nov. 28 The volleyball team becomes the first program in ACC history to sweep the post season awards with Jolene Nagle ( Coach of the Year), Ali Hausfeld (Player of the Year) Rachael Moss (Freshman of the Year). Additionally, Carrie DeMange earns first team All-ACC recognition along with Hausfeld while Tealle Hunkus receives second team All-ACC along with Moss. Duke finished the year 29-4, including a 21-1 mark in the ACC.
Nov. 27 Senior cornerback John Talley earns first team All-ACC honors for the second straight season. He finishes his career with 18 interceptions, the most in Duke history and second-highest total in ACC history.
Nov. 25 Duke falls to North Carolina, 45-44, on the gridiron, the second-highest scoring game of that series and second-highest at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium. Sophomore wide receiver Eron Riley finishes the season leading the ACC in yards per reception (20.1) while Riley, junior Jomar Wright and sophomore Raphael Chestnut become the first trio of Duke wide receivers to have 32 or more receptions apiece. Sophomore Jabari Marshall finished with 953 kick return yards, the second-highest total in Duke and ACC history.
Nov. 24 Duke officially is awarded with the women’s volleyball ACC Championship after defeating Miami, 3-0, on Senior Day at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils set an ACC record with 21 regular season wins, three more than any other team in league history. It marks the program’s first ACC Championship since 1994 and also the second regular season title under Coach Jolene Nagel.
Nov. 20 Chris Salmen of the men’s cross country and track & field teams, who organized an Arab-Jewish coalition and won academic and photography prizes, is awarded with the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Nov. 20 Hilary Linton, Amy Stopford and Laura Suchowki are named first team All-America while Marian Dickinson receives third team mention for the field hockey team after the Blue Devils earned their fourth straight trip to the Final Four.
Nov. 20 Duke women’s cross country finishes 10th at the NCAA Championships as Emily McCabe and Maddie McKeever earn All-America honors by finishing in the Top 20.
Nov. 17 Duke’s top-ranked men’s soccer team advances to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 win over No. 10 Lehigh. Duke records its fourth straight shutout and would eventually fall to UCLA in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
Nov. 12 The field hockey team defeats Ohio State, 3-0, to advance to the Final Four.
Nov. 11 It is announced that for the freshman class entering college in 1999-2000, Duke University posted the nation’s top student-athlete federal graduation rate in a survey by the NCAA on Nov. 9. Duke’s 91 percent leads all schools surveyed. Duke is joined by Boston College (90), Bucknell (90) and Northwestern (90) as the only schools at or above 90 percent.
Nov. 5 The men’s soccer team successfully defends its ACC Championship with thrilling 1-0 win over top-ranked Wake Forest. Mike Grella, who scored the match-winning penalty kick a year ago over North Carolina, sent a blast in from 35 yards out with 3:27 remaining in the first overtime to secure the win for the Blue Devils. The win lifts Duke to a No. 1 ranking and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Nov. 5 Duke assistant field hockey coach Maria Whitehead passes away at age 25 after a battle with cancer.
Nov. 5 The women’s golf team claims the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship after downing fourth-seeded Vanderbilt, 3-2, at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 4 The men’s swimming and diving team defeats Maryland, 168-131, while the women’s team defeats N.C. State, 160-138, at the Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion on Duke’s west campus.
Oct. 28 Justin Boyle rushes for four touchdowns in a 45-28 loss to Vanderbilt, tying a school record. He posts 113 rushing yards on the day. Three of Boyle’s touchdowns come in a span of 4:14 in the fourth quarter as the Blue Devils attempt a furious comeback.
Oct. 28 The women’s cross country team just misses defending its ACC Championship while finishes second to N.C. State. Duke tallies 88 points to the Wolfpack’s 59.
Oct 23 The volleyball team earns a No. 25 ranking in the AVCA Coaches Poll, marking the first time since 1994 that the Blue Devils have earned a national ranking. Duke fell out a week later but resurfaced and finished the season with a No. 22 ranking.
Oct. 22 The 23rd-ranked Duke women’s soccer team upends No. 3 Florida State, 3-1, on Senior Day at Koskinen Stadium. The win helps Duke advance to the NCAA Tournament.
Oct. 14 John Talley intercepts two passes against Florida State, including one for a touchdown. It marks his third career interception return for a touchdown in his career, most in Duke history and second most in ACC history. Vince Oghobaase also recorded a safety against the Seminoles, the first Duke safety by a defensive player since 2000.
Sept. 30 The volleyball team wins for the first time in nine years in Chapel Hill by dismantling North Carolina in a 3-0 sweep.
Sept. 27 The men’s golf team fires a team-low 286 on Monday to leapfrog top-ranked Oklahoma State and Stanford to claim the 2006 Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational championship. Jake Grodzinsky rebounds from two difficult rounds to post a 69 and help the Blue Devils overcome a three-stroke deficit on the final day.
Sept. 17 The women’s golf team captures the Mason Rudolph Championship by three strokes over Georgia at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.
August 27 Former Blue Devil Matt Zash helps Philadelphia to the Major League Lacrosse Championship. Zash scores a goal and scooped up six ground balls in the championship game.
August 8 Duke lands 362 student-athletes on ACC Honor Roll to hold the highest mark in the conference for the 18th consecutive year.
August 4 Duke ranks fourth in the 2006 NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings, which includes the top academic and athletic colleges and universities at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels. Duke finishes first in the Division I-A and first within the Atlantic Coast Conference.
July 27 Recent Duke graduate Ryan Blaum, a three-time All-America choice while with the Blue Devils, qualifies for the U.S. Amateur with a 69-63=132 (-12). The 63 marks a competitive course record at the Old Chatham Course in Durham, N.C., and helped him earn medalist honors in the qualifier.
July 25 J.J. Redick receives the Anthony J. McKelvin Award as the ACC’s male Athlete of the Year.
July 21 John Danowski is named the men’s lacrosse coach at Duke.
July 9 Former Duke standout Alana Beard is named to the WNBA All-Star game. She scored six points in helping the East to a 98-82 win over the West three days later.
July 7 Former Duke All-America and interim head lacrosse coach Kevin Cassese is named MVP after his two goals help Team USA defeat the Major League Lacrosse All-Stars, 18-10, at the MLL All-Star game in front of 9,234 fans at Nickerson Field in Boston, Mass.
June 29 Duke finishes ranked eighth in the 2006 United States Sports Academy Directors’ Cup standings. It marks the third Top 10 finish for Duke and second straight after a school-best fifth place finish in 2005.
June 26 Former hardwood All-America Mike Gminski is selected for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.
June 15 Women’s swimmer Katie Ness receives ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America accolades.
June 12 Women’s lacrosse coach Kerstin Kimel is named the IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year.
June 8 Clara Horowitz and Sally Meyerhoff both earn All-America citations at the 2006 Outdoor NCAA Championships.
June 6 Amanda Blumenherst is named Golfweek’s National Player and Freshman of the Year after leading the Blue Devils to their second consecutive NCAA Championship.
June 5 Duke President Richard Brodhead announces that the men’s lacrosse program has been reinstated and will continue under new standards and oversight. Assistant coach and former All-America Kevin Cassese is named the interim head coach.
June 3 Duke men’s golf finishes 12th at the NCAA Championships. Ryan Blaum finishes 10th individually with a two-under 286.
June 2 Women’s tennis player Daniela Bercek is named third team All-America by the ITA.
June 1 Rower Lia Hart is named to the CRCA second team All-America squad.
May 27 The Duke women’s golf team captures its second straight and fourth overall NCAA Championship. Freshman Jennie Lee finishes second individually to propel Duke to the school’s seventh national title. Shortly after, freshman Amanda Blumenherst is crowned the Eleanor Dudley College Player of the Year, National Freshman of the Year, received the Golfstat cup, the Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award and is selected first team All-America.
May 27 Clara Horowitz breaks a 28-year old school record by running an outdoor personal best 16:02.23 in the 5,000 meters and finishing fifth at the NCAA Regional in Greensboro, N.C. Daina Pucurs picks up a bronze medal in the women’s javelin to pace the Duke women’s team.
May 26 Joey Atas and Jonathan Stokke, one day after upsetting the No. 1 ranked double-team, advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA individual doubles championships.
May 20 The women’s lacrosse team defeats James Madison, 16-6, to advance to the programs third overall and second straight Final Four.
May 13 The women’s tennis team defeats No. 26 Virginia to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
May 12 Men’s tennis coach Jay Lapidus is named the Wilson/ITA Mideast Regional Coach of the Year while Jonathan Stokke is the Mideast Regional recipient of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship.
May 8 Ryan Blaum is named the men’s golf ACC Player of the Year and Jake Grodzinsky joined him on the all-conference team.
May 1 All five Duke women’s golfers Amanda Blumenherst, Liz Janangelo, Anna Grzebien, Jennifer Pandolfi and Jennie Lee earn first team All-ACC honors while Blumenherst collected the ACC Player and Freshman of the Year awards and coach Dan Brooks received the ACC Coach of the Year award.
April 27 Katie Chrest is named the women’s lacrosse ACC Player of the Year while Kerstin Kimel is named the ACC Coach of the Year.
April 23 The top-seeded Duke men’s tennis team lived up to its billing and with a 4-3 defeat of Virginia, capturing the program’s 12th ACC Championship. Jonathan Stokke earns MVP honors after winning all three of his singles matches for the Blue Devils throughout the championships.
April 23 A day after Jonathan Anderson holds Virginia Tech to just one hit in a 15-1 Duke rout, Jimmy Gallagher caps a four-run fourth inning with a two-run home run to help Duke to a 10-9 win and take the Blue Devils’ second ACC series of the season.
April 22 Duke rows its way to a second place finish at the ACC Championships, good enough for coach Robyn Horner to be named the ACC Coach of the Year. Caroline Wray, Tonia Boock and Lia Hart were named All-ACC.
April 22 Daina Pucurs and Debra Vento both earn individual ACC Championships as Pucurs wins the javelin event while Vento captures the high jump.
April 19 Melissa Mang of the women’s tennis team earns ACC Freshman of the Year honors and joins Daniela Bercek and Jackie Carleton on the All-ACC team.
April 17 Tom Mickle, a 1972 Duke graduate who later served in several administrative roles in the athletic department, passes away at the age of 55 in Orlando, Fla. Mickle also worked at the ACC office before being named the Executive Director of Florida Citrus Sports in 2002.
April 16 Amanda Blumenherst wins the individual ACC Championship while Duke takes home its 11th consecutive ACC Championship, wining the crown by 19 strokes at Pinehurst No. 8 Golf Course in Pinehurst, N.C.
April 13 J.J. Redick wins the Sullivan Award as the nation’s top amateur athlete.
April 8 Ryan Blaum earns the individual title as the men’s golf team finishes second at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate.
April 7 The fourth-ranked Duke women’s lacrosse team defeats No. 1 Northwestern, 16-10, ending a 31-game win streak for the Wildcats. The win, followed by an 11-10 win over No. 11 Notre Dame, propelled Duke to the No. 1 ranking.
April 7 Ludovic Walter of the men’s tennis team breaks the school record for singles victories with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Boston College’s Soma Kesthely in a 7-0 win for Duke over the Eagles. Walter claims his 120th career singles victory to pass current assistant coach Ramsey Smith for first on the career list.
April 7 Adam Murray delivers a walk-off single in the ninth inning to give Duke a 4-3 win on the baseball field over No. 18 Virginia.
April 5 The women’s tennis team defeats No. 5 North Carolina, 4-3, with wins coming from the top four individual spots to secure a comeback victory.
April 4 The Duke women’s basketball squad falls to Maryland, 78-75, in overtime in the NCAA Championship game.
April 2 The women’s basketball team dominated LSU, 64-45, in the national semifinals to advance to the school’s second championship game.
April 2 J.J. Redick wins the Naismith Award as college basketball’s best player.
April 2 J.J. Redick is named the winner of the Senior CLASS Award, given to the nation’s top senior basketball player. Shelden Williams also is honored by making the All-Senior All-America team along with Redick. On the women’s side, Monique Currie is named to the All-Senior All-America team.
April 2 Shelden Williams repeats as the NABC National Defensive Player of the Year.
April 2 J.J. Redick splits the NABC National Player of the Year Award with Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison.
April 1 Monique Currie is named to the Kodak All-America team, the most prestigious team in women’s basketball.
March 31 J.J. Redick is honored with the AP National Player of the Year.
March 31 Jimmy Gallagher blasts a two-run homer in the 16th inning to lift Duke to a 6-3 win over Boston College. Nate Frieman would hit a pair of homers two days later to give Duke a 14-7 win to take the series with Boston College 2-1.
March 31 Duke President Richard Brodhead suspends the men’s lacrosse program until a clearer resolution of the legal situation involving the lacrosse team members is made available surrounding allegations stemming from a March 13 team party.
March 30 J.J. Redick is honored as the Co-National Player of the Year by the USBWA along with Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison.
March 29 Duke defeats Connecticut, 63-61, in overtime in UConn’s backyard to win the Bridgeport Regional Championship and advance to the school’s fourth Final Four. Alison Bales is named Regional MVP after scoring 15 points with13 rebounds and eight blocked shots.
March 28 J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams are named to the Wooden All-America Team.
March 27 J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams earn first team AP All-America honors on the men’s side while Monique Currie receives the same honor on the women’s side.
March 25 Duke Athletic Director Joe Alleva announces the cancellation of two men’s lacrosse games against Georgetown and Mount St. Mary’s because of actions the team took at a March 13 team party.
March 23 Despite losing to LSU, 62-54, to end its season, Duke caps the careers of one of its best classes ever. Senior J.J. Redick set a new ACC Record for three-pointers in a season and was joined by Shelden Williams, Lee Melchionni and Sean Dockery to form one of the best classes in Duke and ACC history.
March 22 J.J. Redick repeats as the Rupp National Player of the Year.
March 19 Men’s fencer Peter Truszkowski finishes 10th at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America distinction in the saber.
March 18 Duke defeats George Washington, 74-61, to advance to the program’s ninth consecutive Sweet 16, the longest active streak in the NCAA by seven years.
March 18 J.J. Redick hits four three pointers in a 74-61 win over George Washington in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to push his season total to 136, a new Duke record. He passes Jason Williams’ total of 132 set in 2001.
March 17 Ibtihaj Muhammad finishes sixth at the NCAA Women’s Fencing Championships to earn All-America recognition competing in the saber.
March 13 Duke earns the No. 1 ranking in the final AP poll of the season, marking the fifth time Duke has accomplished that feat in the last eight seasons.
March 13 J.J. Redick is named the Sporting News National Player of the Year.
March 13 Duke senior cross country runner Shannon Rowberry and Sally Meyerhoff help the USA team to a gold medal at the 2006 North America Central America and Caribbean Cross Country Championships. Rowbury finishes fourth and Meyerhoff fifth in the women’s 6K race.
March 12 The Duke men’s basketball team defeats Boston College, 78-76, to defend the ACC Championship and win the 2006 version. Duke has now won seven of the past eight ACC Championships and has been either the regular season or tournament champion an all-time ACC best 10 consecutive seasons. J.J. Redick is named the tournament’s MVP and becomes just the third player in ACC history to repeat as both the ACC Player of the Year and Tournament MVP.
March 11 J.J. Redick breaks the same NCAA record for the second time against the same opponent. After breaking Curtis Staples’ NCAA record of 413 three-pointers against Wake Forest on Feb. 14, St. Peter’s Keydren Clark surpassed Redick during the MAAC Tournament. Redick then tied Clark’s total of 435 against Miami on March 10 and surpassed the total against Wake Forest in the second round with three more for 438. Clark’s season ended at 435 while Redick went on to finish with 457 career triples. Also ironic is that Staples was present at both games, first in Durham on Feb. 14 to honor Redick and then at the ACC Tournament being honored as an ACC legend.
March 10 J.J. Redick scores 25 points in the ACC Tournament opening round against Miami and in doing so becomes Duke’s single-season scoring champ, passing Jason Williams’ total of 841 in 2001. Redick would finish the season with 964 points, just six points shy of the ACC single-season record.
March 8 Duke’s Daniela Bercek becomes the sixth Blue Devil in program history to notch the top singles ranking in the country.
March 7 J.J. Redick is named the ACC Player of the Year and Shelden Williams is honored with the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award.
March 5 J.J. Redick is named to the 2006-08 USA Men’s Senior National Team Program, coached by Mike Krzyzewski and also featuring former Blue Devils Shane Battier and Elton Brand.
March 3 Danny Otero tosses a complete game to lead Duke to a 4-2 win over Maryland to open the ACC season with a victory. It was Otero’s third win of the season, holding the Terps to one earned run and seven hits in nine innings of work.
March 1 J.J. Redick dons the cover of Sports Illustrated along with Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison with the headline “Who’s The Best?”
Feb. 28 Lindsey Harding earns ACC Defensive Player of the Year accolades while Abby Waner is named to the ACC All-Freshman team.
Feb. 27 Monique Currie is named first-team All-ACC while Lindsey Harding and Mistie Williams both earned second-team honors.
Feb. 25 J.J. Redick scores a season-low 11 points against Temple but in the process passes Wake Forests’ Dickie Hemric’s 51-year old record to become the ACC’s all-time leading scorer. Hemric scored 2,587 points and Redick had 2,590 through the Temple game and finished his Duke career with 2,769.
Feb. 25 Clara Horowitz wins an individual ACC Championship in the 3,000m with a time of 9:23.85, five seconds ahead of second place. One day earlier, Laura Stanley the won the 5,000m with a time of 16:33.84.
Feb. 19 J.J. Redick hits a three-pointer right in front of the Duke bench not more than five feet from Johnny Dawkins. The triple gave Redick 30 points in the game but more importantly, it marked points 2,555, 2,556 and 2,557 as he passed Dawkins to become Duke’s all-time leading scorer. He was honored post game and given a game ball by Dawkins.
Feb. 19 Monique Currie scores a Duke single-game record 43 points, including 15 in the second overtime, as Duke tops Miami in a thriller, 99-93. It also marked the third-highest total in ACC history.
Feb. 17 Katie Ness breaks the Duke backstroke record. Ness split 55.33 in the opening leg, guiding the medley relay team to a time of 3:51.52, good for eighth place at the ACC Championships. The record came two days after Ness helped the 200 medley relay team break the school record.
Feb. 16 Head women’s basketball coach Gail Goestenkors is named as an assistant coach for the 2006 USA Basketball World Championships. Coach Goestenkors, along with former Blue Devil Alana Beard, would go on to win the bronze medal.
Feb. 14 J.J. Redick scores 33 points and hits four three pointers in a 93-70 win over Wake Forest, none bigger than the one at 7:56 of the opening half when Redick hit his 414th career three-pointer and passed Virginia’s Curtis Staples as the NCAA’s all-time leader. Staples was on hand for the game and presented Redick with a game ball afterwards.
Feb. 10 Brett Bartles hits a grand slam home run to highlight a seven-run sixth inning as Duke tops Seton Hall, 13-7, on the baseball diamond.
Feb. 1 Duke Athletics is presented with the 2005 Excellence in Athletics Cup, presented by the Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (LISA) at Texas A&M University. The rankings provide an analysis of how institutions compare in numerous areas, including on-field success, graduation rates and gender equity.
Feb. 1 J.J. Redick appears on the cover of Sporting News under the headline “13 Reasons To Love College Basketball’s Hated Player.”
Jan. 28 J.J. Redick scores 40 points against Virginia on just 13 shot attempts. Redick was 11-of-13 from the field, 8-of-10 from behind the arc and 10-of-11 from the free throw line. It marked Redick’s third 40-point game, tying the Duke season and career record for most 40-point performances.
Jan. 26 The women’s basketball team improves to 20-0 after defeating Clemson. 97-65. It matches the best start in Duke history and also gave the Blue Devils their ninth straight 20-win season.
Jan. 23 No. 2 Duke defeats No. 1 Tennessee, 75-53, in front of a sold out crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Lindsey Harding leads the way with 15 points and a career-high eight steals.
Jan. 16 Former football standout Steve Jones and veteran Voice of the Blue Devils Bob Harris are selected for enshrinement into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
Jan. 12 Shelden Williams scores 19 points, pulls down 11 rebounds and rejects 10 shots to become the first player under coach Mike Krzyzewski to record a triple double.
Jan. 8 No. 2 Duke dismantles No. 6 Maryland, 86-68, in College Park to improve to 14-0 overall in front of 16,097 fans at the Comcast Center. Chante Black and Lindsey Harding combined to go 11-of-11 from the floor in the first half and each finished with 19 points while Monique Currie scored the majority of her 18 points in the second half.
Jan. 4 The FWAA honors Michael Brown with freshman All-America honors. Brown would change his last name to Tauiliili prior to the start of the 2006 football season.