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July 6, 2013

Sports Shorts: July 6, 2013

BYC basketball camp starts Monday

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Youth Commission basketball camp will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. July 8 to 12. The camp is for players in grades three through nine and will take place at the Beekmantown High gym.

Participants will be taught a variety of fundamental skills as well as the importance of sportsmanship. Register on the first day of camp at 11:45 a.m. or online at townofbeekmantown.org.

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Gove named Academic All-American, granted scholarship

PLATTSBURGH — Teal Gove of the Plattsburgh State women’s hockey was named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for the Division III Women’s At-Large Program.

The Berwick, Ont., native becomes the first Plattsburgh State student-athlete to be selected for this honor.

Gove was also named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Women’s At-Large First Team, which is a follow-up to her Third-Team selection in 2012.

The team is selected annually by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Gove was also one of 58 student-athletes to receive an NCAA Winter Postgraduate Scholarship. Each winter, student-athletes from across all divisions each receive an award of $7,500.

Gove graduated in May with a bachelor’s of science in biology, maintaining a 3.83 grade-point average during her time at Plattsburgh State. She will be continuing her studies at McGill University in Montreal, Que.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

To qualify for an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate study. Student-athletes must also maintain at least a 3.2 grade-point average and be nominated by their institution’s faculty athletics representative.

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