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Dacula’s Rogers an NCAA Woman of the Year finalist

Former Alabama softball All-American Brittany Rogers, a Dacula grad, has been selected as one of nine finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She was initially one of 452 nominees nationwide.

The honor goes to athletes who have distinguished themselves in areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, community service and leadership. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the national winner, which will be announced Sunday at a banquet in Indianapolis.

Mill Creek freshmen win county volleyball title

The Mill Creek ninth-grade volleyball team placed first in the Gold Division of the recent Gwinnett County Championships, finishing off a 27-0 season. The Hawks defeated Brookwood, South Gwinnett, Archer, Peachtree Ridge and Hebron in the tourney.

Members of the championship team are: Carley Eiken, Rachel Gann, Ashley Hagan, Kathleen Haxton, Shannon Haxton, Leah Johnson, Caitlyn Boyd, Sydney Clark, Mizani Ferguson, Aly Nasoulis, Olivia Pineiro and Kelly Skoglund. The coach is Kevin Peek and the managers are Gaby Barrios and Alexis Glover.

Collins Hill TD Club fighting hunger

Collins Hill students will be collecting canned goods at Friday’s home football game with Mill Creek, with all items gathered going to the Lawrenceville Co-op to assist the needy in the area. Every person who brings five or more cans will receive a free glow stick for the game.

Suwanee’s Rajek second on Georgia PGA Junior Tour

Chris Rajek of Suwanee was second overall at this past weekend’s Heron Bay Junior Classic, a Georgia PGA Junior Tour event in Locust Grove. Rajek shot 74 and 71, also finishing as runner-up in the boys 16- to 18-year-old division. Buford’s Hyun Choi (80-72) was eighth overall and sixth in boys 16-18.