Thursday, January 22, 2009

Waner trades basketball for microphone

Duke women’s basketball senior Abby Waner will serve as the ESPN sideline reporter for the Maryland at Duke men’s game at noon Saturday in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Waner, from Highlands Ranch, Colo., is a part of the ESPNU Campus Connection, which consists of students around the nation who serve as campus correspondents. They report on their schools and their teams, filing reports and giving updates during the year.

Last summer, Waner worked as an intern at ESPN. She did sideline reporting for ESPNU on three Blue Devils football games this past fall, sideline reporting for the Duke Radio Network and has called men’s basketball games for Duke’s own Cable 13 television network. She also served as a features host for the David Cutcliffe’s Duke Football Show this past fall.

The Duke women’s basketball team (16-1) is ranked fourth nationally, and is 4-0 in the ACC.

-- Cliff Mehrtens