Julia Scaringe-Sell, who won a national title as a player at Florida and later helped Notre Dame to two Final Four appearances as an assistant, has been named the head women’s tennis coach at LSU.
“Julia is a rising star in women’s tennis,” said Joe Alleva, vice chancellor and director of athletics. “She is very bright, passionate and competitive.”
Scaringe-Sell comes to LSU from the United States Tennis Association where she served as the national coach of the regional training center in south Florida since August of 2011.
“I’m truly honored to be the head women’s tennis coach at LSU and very thankful to Joe Alleva for giving me this incredible opportunity,” Scaringe-Sell said. “I felt an instant connection to LSU’s rich athletic tradition.”
Track and field
SPRINTER KIMBERLYN DUNCAN REMAINS ON BOWERMAN WATCH LIST: As the NCAA leader in three events while preparing to lead the No. 1-ranked Lady Tigers into the semifinal and final rounds of the NCAA Outdoor Championships next week, LSU’s junior sprinter Kimberlyn Duncan is a strong contender for The Bowerman, an award given to the premier women’s athlete in collegiate track and field.
Duncan is among 10 finalists for announced Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Bowerman is college track and field’s equivalent to The Heisman Trophy in college football and is presented to the top male and female track and field athletes.
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Three finalists will be announced during the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. The winner of The Bowerman will be announced on Dec. 19.
Duncan catapulted herself to the top of the 2012 world list in the 200-meter dash, shattering her own low-altitude collegiate record as she sprinted to a time of 22.22 seconds in Saturday’s NCAA quarterfinal. That performance eclipsed her previous personal record and low-altitude collegiate record of 22.24.
Duncan ranks No. 5 in the world in the 100 meters with a meet record of 10.96 at the SEC Championships. She also runs the anchor leg for LSU’s defending national champion 4x100-meter relay that enters the NCAA Championships as the NCAA leader with a season-best of 42.99 at the Texas Relays.