College Notebook

Rodon, Morin named NCBWA first team All-Americans

News ServicesJune 13, 2012 

— N.C. State freshmen Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner, North Carolina junior closer Michael Morin, and Duke right-hander Marcus Stroman earned National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America honors, the NCBWA announced Wednesday.

Rodon, the only undefeated starter named to the teams, and Morin were each named to the first team. Rodon has accumulated National Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors from both Louisville Slugger and the NCBWA, and remains in contention for consensus first team All-America honors after capturing first team mentions from both organizations.

Turner, who leads the country in stolen bases with 57, and Stroman, the 22nd overall pick by the Toronto Blue Jays in the MLB Draft June 4, were third-team honorees.

The ACC was also represented by Florida State, which had three selections: senior outfielder James Ramsey (first team), junior reliever Robert Benincasa (first) and junior first baseman Jayce Boyd.

Daniel Kassouf of Appalachian State was named the first team designated hitter, and Campbell junior second baseman Michael Felton was named to the second team.

Outside of Rodon and Turner, Oregon State’s Michael Conforto is the only other freshman on any of the three teams. Rodon is the only freshman on the first team, and Turner represents the lone freshman on the third team.

Cross Country

N.C. State coaches Rollie Geiger and Laurie Henes announced their men’s and women’s schedules Wednesday.

The Wolfpack will be led by All-Americans Emily Pritt, Laura Hoer and Andrew Colley, as well as All-ACC selections Joanna Thompson and Patrick Campbell.

Each team will start the season on Sept. 14, at the adidas XC Invitational, a home meet at the WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary.

The teams will take two weeks off, before heading to South Bend, Ind., for the Notre Dame Invitational on Sept. 28. N.C. State has not competed at the event since 2007.

State will return to the Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wisc. on Oct. 12. The Pack competed in that race last year, with the men finishing 11th and the women taking 12th.

The ACC Championships will be held on Oct. 27, in Blacksburg, Va. The men will look to defend their crown, while the women look to improve on a third place finish.

The NCAA Southeast Regional in Charlotte follows on Nov. 9, where the teams must place in the top two in order to qualify for the NCAA Championships at Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 17.

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