TUCSON, Ariz. — Nine ACC players including two from N.C. State and one from North Carolina were named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American teams, as announced Thursday by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The total is the most from any conference in the country.
The first team included N.C. States shortstop Trea Turner. The third team included pitcher Carlos Rodon and North Carolina short stop Michael Russell.
Campbell: The Camels Ryan Thompson was also named to the All-American third team.
Thompson becomes the first Camel to earn All-American honors in multiple seasons, also picking up honors on last years second team.
The ACC also led nationally with six schools represented on the Louisville Slugger All-America squads.
Track and Field
Duke: Graduate student Juliet Bottorff was Thursday named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team. Bottorff receives the honor for the second time in her career.
A Markets and Management major at Duke, Bottorff represented the ACC as one of three District III winners from the conference.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels Sarah Howard also drew recognition.
St. Augustines: Taffawee Johnson, John King Jr. and Brittany Brown were named to the Academic All-District 2 Track and Field/Cross Country Teams.
Duke: Duke athletics currently ranks second in the latest Learfield Sports Directors Cup Standings, released Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
Dukes jump from 10th place following the tabulation of winter sports to second in the first spring sports update was spearheaded by a pair of NCAA championships in mens lacrosse and womens golf.
Duke has secured 1,024.50 total points and is among five ACC schools ranked in the top 15.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels were ranked sixth in the cup standings.
St. Augustines: Home games against Shaw University and Fayetteville State and away games against CIAA division champions Winston-Salem State and Virginia State highlight the 2014 Saint Augustines football schedule, released Thursday.