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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics


Monday, March 162 p.m. – Women’s Tennis at College of CharlestonTuesday, March 176 p.m. – Baseball at Coastal Carolina (Conway, S.C.)Thursday, March 19All Day – Track and Field at Shamrock Invitational (Conway, S.C.)Friday, March 20All Day – Track and Field at Shamrock Invitational (Conway, S.C.)11 a.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Virginia3 p.m. – Men’s Tennis at Miami5:30 p.m. – Baseball at Virginia Tech (ESPN3)Saturday, March 21All Day – Track and Field at Shamrock Invitational (Conway, S.C.)TBA – Men’s Golf at Linger Longer Invitational (Greensboro, Ga.)2 p.m. – Baseball at Virginia TechSunday, March 22TBA – Men’s Golf at Linger Longer Invitational (Greensboro, Ga.)12 noon – Women’s Tennis at Syracuse12 noon – Men’s Tennis at Florida State1 p.m. – Baseball at Virginia Tech (ESPN3)


BaseballRecord: 9-9, 2-4 ACCThe Tigers went 1-3 last week, including a midweek loss against Michigan State in Greenville and one win in three games against Notre Dame at home over the weekend. Matthew Crownover continued his stellar season by allowing just three hits and one unearned run in 8.0 innings pitched to earn the win in Clemson’s 6-1 victory over Notre Dame in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. Tyler Krieger went 8-for-16 on the week as well. The Tigers play four games on the road this week, starting with a Tuesday night game at Coastal Carolina before playing at Virginia Tech over the weekend.

Men’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)Record: 16-15, 8-10 ACCThe Tigers finished their season with a 16-15 overall record, 8-10 in the ACC. Clemson was led by Jaron Blossomgame, who paced the Tigers in both points (13.1) and rebounds (8.2) per game. He is the first freshman or sophomore to lead Clemson in both since Greg Buckner did it as a rookie in 1994-95. Rod Hall scored a career-high 25 in his final game as a Tiger, a 76-73 loss to Florida State in last week’s ACC Tournament. Hall concluded his career ninth in school history in assists, starts and minutes played.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)The Clemson diving team concluded its 2014-15 campaign at the NCAA Zone B Championships in Athens, Ga. last week. Sophomore Sarah Braun advanced to the finals in both the one-meter and the platform, while junior Megan Helwagen reached the finals in the platform. Braun recorded the Tigers’ top finish of the competition, placing 14th overall in the platform with 448.05 points. Helwagen finished 17th in the event with 423.45 points. Braun and Helwagen became just the second and third Tigers to ever advance to the platform finals at the NCAA Zone meet, joining teammate Danielle Reitsma, who reached the finals as a freshman in 2014.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMGolf)Current Ranking – #29 GolfweekClemson finished second out of 18 teams at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational in Aiken, S.C. on March 10 with an 826 team score. Clemson shot 265 as a team in the second round, the lowest 18-hole team school in school history.Cody Proveaux tied the school record in that round with a seven under par score 63 and he finished the tournament in second place with a 202 total, the lowest 54 hole score of his career. His second round 63 included two eagles on the back nine. The junior is now ranked 35th in the nation in the latest Sagarin Computer ranking, the highest ranking of his career.Clemson returns to the course March 21 at the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Georgia.

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)The Clemson rowing team opened the spring season in convincing fashion, sweeping Duke and the Boston University lightweights on Saturday morning, March 14. Clemson boats won all six races with the 1V8, 3V8 and 1V4 each notching two wins apiece. After a week off, Clemson returns to action on Sunday, March 29 when the Tigers travel to Virginia for the Occoquan Sprints.

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMSoccer)The Clemson men’s soccer team plays its first game of the spring season this Thursday, March 12. The Tigers host the Charleston Battery, a member of the USL’s Division III league. Admission to the match is free and open to the public.

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)The Clemson women’s soccer team defeated Georgia Southern 2-0 in a spring exhibition game on Saturday at Historic Riggs Field. Sophomore midfielder Catrina Atanda scored both goals in the Tiger win. Clemson’s next spring games are after spring break, on Sunday, March 29 against Duke and Tennessee in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 9-8, 0-3 ACCThe Clemson men’s tennis team dropped a pair of matches to top 15 teams on the road over the weekend, losing 6-1 at No. 7 Virginia on Friday and 6-1 at No. 15 Virginia Tech on Sunday. Junior Luke Johnson won both of his singles matches on the weekend. Johnson and senior Hunter Harrington, who began playing together at No. 1 doubles on Feb. 20, knocked off the Hokies’ 64th-ranked team of Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini, 8-4. The team continues its road trip with two matches this weekend. They visit Miami on Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m. in Coral Gables and then head to Tallahassee to face 24th-ranked Florida State on Sunday, March 22. The Seminoles will be the Tigers’ third top-25 opponent in four matches.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)Record: 8-5, 4-1 ACCCurrent Ranking: 15thAfter a week off from competition, the 15th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team plays at College of Charleston on Monday, March 16 at 2 p.m. before returning home for a tough ACC test on Friday, March 20. On Friday, the Tigers host No. 5 Virginia at 11 a.m. at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. Admission is free to all regular season home tennis matches.

Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)Women’s Indoor Track NCAA Finish: 12th Natoya Goule won her third national title in the 800 meters, leading Clemson’s women to a tie for 12th at the NCAA Indoor Championships — Clemson’s fourth top-12 finish in the last five seasons. Goule won in a championship-record time of 2:01.64, and later anchored the 4×400 relay to a fourth-place finish and another school record. Olivia James, Nia Fluker and Deja Parrish combined with Goule to a time of 3:30.88. In addition, Tevin Hester was sixth in the men’s 200 and seventh in the 60 to earn a pair of first-team All-America honors. The Tigers move on to outdoor season, which begins Thursday through Saturday at the Shamrock Invitational at Coastal Carolina.