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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics


Tuesday, May 137 p.m. – Baseball vs. Furman (Fluor Field, Greenville)

Wednesday, May 146 p.m. – Prowl and Growl (Fluor Field, Greenville)

Thursday, May 156:30 p.m. – Baseball vs. Boston College (ESPN3)7 p.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Duke (NCAA Round of 16, Athens, Ga.)TBA – Men’s Golf at NCAA Regional (Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill.)

Friday, May 166 p.m. – Rowing – ACC Championships (Lake Hartwell)6:30 p.m. – Baseball vs. Boston College (ESPN3)TBA – Men’s Golf at NCAA Regional (Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill.)All Day – Track and Field at Georgia Tech Invitational

Saturday, May 178 a.m. – Rowing – ACC Championships (Lake Hartwell)12 p.m. – Baseball vs. Boston College (ESPN3)4 p.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. UCLA/Miami Winner (NCAA Quarterfinals)TBA – Men’s Golf at NCAA Regional (Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill.)All Day – Track and Field at Georgia Tech Invitational


Baseball (@ClemsonBaseball)Record: 32-21, 13-13 ACCThe Tigers went 3-2 last week, including midweek home wins over UNLV and High Point before winning one of three games at Notre Dame over the weekend. Daniel Gossett pitched a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts in Saturday’s 8-0 win over the Fighting Irish. Six Tigers (Clay Bates, Matt Campbell, Joe Costigan, Mike Dunster, Jon McGibbon, Steve Wilkerson) earned their degrees. The Tigers conclude the regular season with four games this week, a game at Fluor Field against Furman on Tuesday night and three home games against Boston College from Thursday to Saturday.

Football (@ClemsonFB)Clemson’s football team had five players drafted last weekend at the NFL draft in New York, tied for the second most in the ACC. It marked the sixth straight year Clemson has had at least four players drafted, the longest streak by an ACC school since Florida State did it in the 1992-2001 era.

Sammy Watkins was selected with the fourth pick of the draft by the Buffalo Bills, tied for the highest selection by a Clemson player in history. He will now join offensive forces with former Clemson All-American C.J. Spiller in Buffalo.

Brandon Thomas was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round, the 100th overall selection. It was the highest draft selection for a Clemson offensive lineman since 1979. Bashaud Breeland was taken in the fourth round by the Washington Redskins and Martavis Bryant was selected in the same round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd went in the sixth round to the New York Jets.

The NCAA also announced its list of top football programs ranked in the top 10 percent in APR scores last week. Clemson was recognized for the fourth consecutive year.  Clemson is the only program in the nation to rank in the final top 25 of the polls and in the top 10 percent of APR data each of the last three years.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMensGolf)Clemson begins play in the NCAA Regional golf tournament at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club in Sugar Grove, Ill., Thursday. The Tigers are seeded sixth in the three-day, 54-hole, 14-team event. The top five teams will advance to the National Tournament May 27- June 1 in Hutchinson, Kan.

Clemson will play three sophomores and two freshmen, a lineup Larry Penley used to finish second at the Wolfpack Spring Open and third at the ACC Tournament to finish the regular season.

The Tigers are led by Stephen Behr with a 72.26 stroke average. The balanced team also has Miller Capps (72.54) and freshman Austin Langdale (72.68) in the lineup. Cody Proveaux is coming off consecutive top-10 finishes entering the NCAA Regional and Carson Young has scored par or better in four of his last seven rounds.

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)Clemson’s women finished the season with a 13th place finish out of 24 teams at the NCAA Regional near Seattle last weekend with a 929 score. Clemson was the only first-year program in the country to make the NCAA Tournament and was the first Clemson program to do it since the women’s soccer team in 1994.

Ashlan Ramsey and Sloan Shanahan were both named first-team All-ACC last week and both ladies finished in the top 40 out of 124 players at the regional. Shanahan finished 27th with a 227 score, while Ramsey was 39th with a 230 total.

It was the final college tournament for Ramsey, who has decided to turn professional after she competes for the United State in the Curtis Cup in St. Louis, June 6-8.

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)The women’s rowing team hosts the ACC Championships this weekend on Lake Hartwell. It is the 12th time in the 15-year history of the regatta that Clemson has hosted it. The event features a new, two-day format with heats on Friday evening and the finals on Saturday morning. Two new teams also join the fold this year with Notre Dame and Syracuse competing for the first time. Clemson finished second at the ACC Championships each of the last four seasons after winning its first ACC title in 2009. The Tigers will compete on their home course for the fifth time in 2014, where they have won 11 races this season.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 21-9The 21st-ranked Tigers concluded the team portion of their 2014 campaign in the second round of the NCAA Championships in Lexington, Ky. over the weekend. Clemson defeated Purdue 4-1 in the first round of the tournament Friday before falling to Kentucky, the No. 15 National Seed, 4-3 Saturday. The team finished the season with a 21-9 overall record, recording the program’s first 20-win season since 2007.

All-ACC honorees Hunter Harrington and Dominique Maden continue their seasons at the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships in Athens, Ga. May 21-26. Harrington will play in the singles draw, while the duo, ranked ninth in the nation with a 28-3 overall record and a 23-1 mark in dual matches, will play in the doubles draw. The 28 wins put the pair in a tie for ninth place in Clemson history in terms of single season doubles wins, while the .903 winning percentage places them at the top of the list for single season doubles winning percentage. Seeding and matchups for the individual tournaments will be announced during the team round of 16, May 15-20.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis) Record: 22-6The 13th-seeded women’s tennis team advances to the NCAA Team Championship Round of 16 in Athens, Ga., after defeating UNCW (4-0) and Auburn (5-0) this past weekend at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers play 4th-seeded Duke, with whom Clemson has split two earlier meetings this season. Thursday at 7 p.m. is the third time in the last six matches that the two programs have met. The appearance in the Round of 16 is the 12th in program history, and ninth in the last 11 seasons. 

Track and Field (@CUTrackandField)The Tigers competed across three meets last weekend. Whitney Fountain turned in the biggest highlight by winning the women’s triple jump in her first ever competition, posting a mark of 42-9 to lead a sweep of the top four spots for Clemson in the event at the Seminole Twilight Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla. Other top-10 marks in Clemson history were established by Olivia James in the women’s 400 and Lindsey Bellaran in the women’s 800 in Charlottesville, Va. The Tigers have one regular season meet remaining, the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday and Saturday.