Boggus earns another academic honor

CLINTON, S.C. -- Emily Boggus is making headlines on the field and in the classroom.

The former Heritage soccer standout, now a junior at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., was recently named a Capital One Academic All-District winner for District Four, the College Sports Information Directors of Association (CoSIDA) announced.

Boggus will now appear on the ballot for Academic All-America.

The biology major has compiled a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and earned a spot on the Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll in each of the past two years.

On the field, the junior defender started all 18 matches this past season, picking up an assist against Charleston Southern and playing a team-high 1,529 minutes. Boggus also earned her second consecutive Big South Conference All-Academic Team honor. Boggus is one of three Big South players to earn district winner status, sharing the honor with High Point's Becca Hemby and Anna Lowe of Coastal Carolina.

Ware plays well in scrimmages

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Though he didn't play in an exhibition win over Pikeville, Louisville sophomore Kevin Ware performed well in three basketball scrimmages.

The former Rockdale standout averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and 2.6 steals in the Cardinals' red-white scrimmages, though he sat out the 93-57 victory over Pikeville on Nov. 1. Louisville played its final exhibition against Bellarmine on Wednesday, and opens the 2012-13 season at home against Manhattan Nov. 11.

Thompson, FGCU open Friday

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ware's former teammate, Bernard Thompson, will also get his sophomore season under way this week. Thompson and Florida Gulf Coast travel to Virginia Commonwealth for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff Friday as the Eagles try to return to the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game.

Thompson, a combo guard, figures to have a prominent role in 2012-13. A year ago, he was second on the team, averaging 11.5 points and shooting 44 percent from the field on his way to earning Atlantic Sun all-freshman team honors. Florida Gulf Coast was the No. 6 seed when last season's conference tournament began, but defeated the No. 3 seed and No. 2 seed to reach the title game where top-seed Belmont advanced, 83-69.