College Notebook

ACC softball awards released; NC State’s Weiman named top pitcher

News ServicesMay 9, 2013 

N.C. State’s Emily Weiman was named ACC Pitcher of the Year and to the All-ACC Softball first team leading seven others from the area who were named to the conference’s first or second teams.

Weiman is tied for the league lead and is fifth in the nation with 28 victories. She has thrown 274 innings, compiling an ERA of 2.04 while holding opposing hitters to a .219 batting average.

N.C. State shortstop Renada Davis was also named to the first team. Outfielder Caitlin Dent and catcher Kirsty Grant were named to the second team.

North Carolina garnered four second-team selections: catcher Amber Parrish, third baseman Constance Orr, shortstop Kristen Brown and pitcher Lori Spingola.

Georgia Tech shortstop Ashley Thomas was named the ACC Player of the Year. Maryland’s Lindsey Schmeiser was named Freshman of the Year. Florida State’s Lonni Alameda was recognized as the Coach of the Year.

The ACC softball tournament begins Thursday at Tallahassee, Fla. with four games, including the second-seeded Wolfpack playing No. 7 seed Virginia at 1:30 p.m. and No. 4 UNC facing No. 5 Georgia Tech.

Campbell: Catcher Courtney Klingler was named Big South Freshman of the Year and Drew Peterson took the league’s coach of the year honors at the conference’s awards banquet in Rock Hill, S.C.

First baseman Raven Lee, outfielder Stephanie Jones and shortstop Ericka Nesbitt earned all-conference First Team recognition. Pitcher Courtney Roberts and Klingler were named to the league’s second and freshman teams.

The Camels are seeded second in the Big South tournament and will face No. 7 Gardner-Webb Thursday at 5 p.m. in the opening round.


NCAA East regional: North Caroline begins play Thursday in the NCAA East regional at Auburn, Ala. as part of the 24-team field, which includes six individuals.

The top eight teams and two individuals from nonqualifying schools will advance to the NCAA championship May 21-24 at Athens, Ga.

The other teams competing – listed in order of seed – are Alabama, Arkansas, UCLA, Virginia, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Texas, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas State, Auburn, Central Florida, Penn State, East Carolina, Florida International, Mississippi, East Tennessee State, Chattanooga, James Madison, Eastern Kentucky and Alabama State.

Central regional: Top-seeded Duke, N.C. State and Campbell will play in the NCAA Central regional at Norman, Okla., beginning Thursday.

The other school are host Oklahoma, Florida, Washington, Arizona State, UC Davis, Texas Tech, Michigan State, Iowa State, Southern Methodist, Coastal Carolina, Wake Forest, TCU, Gonzaga, Indiana, UTSA, Mississippi State, Wisconsin, Lamar, Illinois State, Detroit and Butler.

Field Hockey

North Carolina: Loren Shealy is one of five female finalists for the Sports Illustrated College Athlete of the Year Award. The award celebrates an athletes who has demonstrated excellent performance on the field and in the classroom, sportsmanship and commitment to their community.

Track and Field

Campbell: Samantha Robbins has been named the Big South women’s Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office.

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