CofC’s Barry honored as CAA men’s basketball Scholar-Athlete

College of Charleston men’s basketball sophomore guard Canyon Barry was one of four student-athletes who were among the best in their respective sports, both athletically and academically, to be honored as recipients of the Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award for the winter sports season.

Barry was joined by James Madison senior Lauren Okafor in women’s basketball, William & Mary junior Justin Barden in men’s swimming and diving, and William & Mary senior Megan Howard in women’s swimming and diving.

A physics major and mathematics and computer science minor at CofC, Barry was voted to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team and was the lone player on the three-team national squad to have a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. He is a member of the CofC Honors College and has been selected to the CAA Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team the past two seasons.

On the court, Barry led the Cougars and ranked among the Top 15 players in the league in scoring (12.5 ppg), steals (1.2 spg) and 3-pointers made (64) this season. He also was second on the team in rebounding (5.1 rpg) and dished out 53 assists. Tennis

College of Charleston women’s tennis swept Delaware in both singles and doubles en route to a 7-0 victory Thursday at Patriots Point. The win was the team’s first conference win of the season, with the only other CAA match this year coming in the form of a 7-0 loss to nationally ranked William & Mary in late February.

The Cougars (8-12, 1-1 CAA) won all three of the doubles matches to take an early 1-0 lead over the Blue Hens (3-6, 0-3 CAA).

Junior Brooke McAmis and Grace Baker, who paired up for the first time this season at the No. 3 spot, claimed an 8-1 victory over Abby Martinez and Amanda Studnick. Not far behind were senior Jenny Falcone and junior Katherine Schofield, who also earned an 8-1 victory on court one to improve to 8-7 on the year as the Cougars’ top double seed. Senior Samantha Maddox and sophomore Mara Argyriou completed the sweep with an 8-2 triumph over Kim Milla and Denny LaMachia to move to 3-1 on the season from the No. 2 spot.

CofC carried the momentum into singles competition where five of the six Cougar victories came in straight sets.