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Adams Goes 1st Round; Others Also Drafted

North Carolina's Russ Adams, Chris Maples, Scott Autrey and Adam Greenberg were all selected Tuesday on the first day of the 2002 Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

Adams was picked by the Toronto Blue Jays with the 14th overall pick of the draft, while Maples went in the sixth round to the Detroit Tigers.

Autrey went to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the seventh, and the Chicago Cubs picked up Greenberg in the ninth round.

Adams, a junior from Laurinburg, led the Tar Heels in 2002 with a .370 batting average, 45 steals and 52 walks, while his 94 hits, 20 doubles, three triples and 75 runs ranked second on the team.

Maples, a senior from Hillsborough, set UNC records for total bases (190) and extra-base hits (48) and hit .347 with 23 home runs, 24 doubles and 79 RBI.

Autrey, a junior from Arlington, Texas, compiled a 5-3 record as a junior with a 4.42 ERA and led UNC with 87 strikeouts in a team-high 97.2 innings pitched.

Greenberg, a junior from Guilford, Conn., was named first-team All-ACC and was a third-team All-America selection in 2002 after batting .337 with 17 home runs, 57 RBI, 35 steals and a UNC-record 80 runs scored.

Women's Track Team Finishes 8th in Tourney

The UNC women's track team placed eighth with a total of 22 points at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships held in Baton Rouge, La., May 29 through June 1.

The Tar Heel men tallied four points to finish tied for 48th place. Host LSU won the men's division with 64 points, and Tennessee took second at 57 points.

Scott Court Appearance Rescheduled for July 1st

An Orange County judge granted North Carolina men's basketball player Melvin Scott a continuance in his court case Monday. The next court date is set for July 1. Scott is being charged with one misdemeanor count of assault on a female. The incident happened at Players club, located at 159 1/2 E. Franklin St. on May 2, reports state.

Scott, a freshman from Baltimore, appeared in every game for the Tar Heels last season, averaging 6.2 points and 2.0 assists per game.

Poor Play in Last Day Sends Men's Golf to 17th

North Carolina's men's golf team placed 17th at last weekend's NCAA championship match. The team scored a 13-over-par 297 for an 1,155 total.

Minnesota captured the team title with a final-round six-under-278 for a six-under-1,134 total.

Top-ranked Georgia Tech finished four shots back in second place with an 1,138 total after posting a one-over-285 on the last day. Troy Matteson of Georgia Tech captured the individual title with an eight-under-276 total after firing a four-under -67 in the final round.

Adam Rubinson of TCU finished one stroke back at 277 after posting a final-round 69. Hunter Mahan of Oklahoma State finished third with a 278 total.

For the Tar Heels, Ramon Bescansa tied for 13th place with a two-under-282 total after firing an even-par-71 in the final round.

UNC's Dustin Bray tied for 17th place after posting a 72 for a 283 total. Brad Moldin posted a 296 total while Bob Cherry carded a 297 and Jeremy Elliott finished with a 301 total. The 72-hole event was played at Ohio State's Scarlet Course.

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Bray, this year's ACC champion, was selected to the PING All-America Second Team as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Bescansa was chosen PING All-America Honorable Mention.

Free Safety Reid Picked Preseason All-America

North Carolina free safety Dexter Reid has been named a preseason second-team All-America by The Sporting News. Reid, a 6-0, 187-pound junior from Norfolk, Va., is UNC's top returning tackler.

Last season, Reid had 99 tackles, including 67 solo stops and 32 assists. He led UNC's defensive backs with two interceptions. Reid is one of three returning starters to a North Carolina defense that led the ACC and was 15th in the country in total defense in 2001.

9 Players Sign Intent To Play Men's Soccer

Nine student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play men's soccer at North Carolina in the fall of 2002.

The signing class includes Chris Hartsfield, Jonathan Lange, Dixon Soffe, Ty Wilcox and Ford Williams -- all prep players from North Carolina.

The remaining four includes Pablo Aycinena and Peter Gajdos, both from out of state, and transfers Ty Allison and Aubrey Whitfield.

-- From Staff Reports