GREENSBORO — N.C. State shortstop Trea Turner is one of five players from the ACC named All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The five from the ACC is tied for the most from any league.
Florida State outfielder DJ Stewart and Virginia pitcher Nathan Kirby were selected to the first team. Trea Turner and Virginia pitcher Nick Howard garnered second-team accolades, while Miami pitcher Chris Diaz was named to the third team.
Stewart, Kirby, and Turner are unanimous All-Americans, having been selected by Baseball America, NCBWA, Louisville Slugger, Perfect Game, and ABCA.
Twelve ACC players collected a combined 30 All-America honors from the five publications.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack added Bosnia and Herzegovina native Sara Boric to its roster in advance of the 2014-15 season.
The 6-foot-5 center will be immediately eligible and able to compete for the Wolfpack as a freshman this fall. She is rated as a four-star recruit by ProspectsNation.com.
Track and field
East Carolina: After earning her sixth All-America selection, Tynita Butts was named Conference USA Womens Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year for the first time in her career as voted on by the leagues head coaches. She collected C-USA Indoor Field Athlete of the Year honors in 2013.
Butts, a redshirt senior jumper, concluded her collegiate career as the school record holder in the high jump (1.91-meters) and long jump (6.22-meters). Her distance in the high jump ranks second in the nation.
N.C. Central: The Sporting News announced N.C. Central junior transfer quarterback Quinn Billerman as the MEAC Newcomer of the Year in its college football preview magazine.
A native of Raleigh, Billerman enters his first season with the Eagles after breaking passing records at Ravenscroft High School and New Mexico Military Institute.