College notebook: NC State's Turner named nation's top shortstop

From News ReleasesJune 27, 2014 

N.C. State’s Trea Turner captured the Brooks Wallace Award, announced Friday by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame and designated for the top shortstop in the nation, becoming the first Wolfpack player to win the honor.

Turner outlasted finalists Vince Conde of Vanderbilt and Blake Trahan of Louisiana-Lafayette. The junior finished as a Brooks Wallace Award finalist in 2013.

The award, sponsored by Mizuno, is named for Brooks Wallace, a Texas Tech shortstop from 1977-80 who died at age 27 after a battle with leukemia.

Turner was drafted 13th overall by the San Diego Padres in the first-year player draft. He finished his career fourth in the ACC for career stolen bases. For his career, Turner hit .342 and finished sixth all-time for N.C. State with 203 runs.

Women’s tennis

Duke: Coach Jamie Ashworth recently announced the signing of Samantha Harris.

A product of Melbourne, Australia, Harris joins the Blue Devils following a wealth of international playing experience. In 2010, Harris posted strong play competing against her Australian counterparts, winning the Optus 16s Australian Championships in Melbourne Park and placing second at the Optus 14s National Claycourt Championships.

Swimming

Campbell: Campbell has again earned All-Academic Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the 2014 spring semester.

To achieve All-Academic team status the team must have a collective GPA of 3.0 or better.

Five Campbell swimmers, Kaitlyn Burnette, Olivia Dwyer, Erin Francis, Chelsea Lawson and Maggie Pogue, earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 13 others were above a 3.0.

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