Wake Forest’s Will Zalatoris was named the ACC Golf Freshman of the Year, the league announced Monday.
Zalatoris is the fourth Demon Deacon to earn ACC Men’s Golf Freshman of the Year honors, joining Justin Roof (1994), Bill Haas (2001) and Webb Simpson (2005).
Zalatoris also earned a spot on the All-ACC Men’s Golf team. The Demon Deacons have now had at least one member on the All-ACC team every year since 1999.
A native of Plano, Texas, he won one event and placed in the top 10 in five of nine events during his rookie campaign. Zalatoris finished under par in every event this season and tied for the ACC lead with a 69.9 stroke average this season. He is the highest ranked freshman according to Golfstat at No. 14.
NCCU: Sophomore outfielder Carlos Ortiz capped his record-breaking season at the plate by being named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball all-conference first team, the league office announced.
Ortiz hit 11 home runs this year to become the first Eagle to hit double-digit home runs in a single season in the modern era at NCCU. With 10 doubles to go along with that, he racked up a single-season school record 96 total bases and ended with a slugging percentage of .558, which places him fourth all-time for a single season at NCCU.
Ortiz led the NCCU starters at the plate with a batting average of .308, and also earned an on-base percentage of .368.
He tallied 53 hits and 35 RBI with 28 runs scored. Defensively he topped NCCU outfielders with 106 putouts in center field, and also picked up four outfield assists.
N.C. A&T: Infielder Adan Ordonez is MEAC Rookie of the Year. He started all 46 games and batted .337 in 172 attempts. He recorded 58 hits, including 10 doubles and one triple, with 13 RBI and 29 runs scored. Defensively, Ordonez threw out 18-of-68 (26-percent) base stealers and recorded a .978 fielding percentage.
Campbell: After leading the team to a win over Pac-12 member California, Heath Bowers was named Big South Baseball Pitcher of the Week.
Bowers went eight innings without an earned run to lead Campbell past Cal, ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball.
Bowers went eight innings, allowing just an unearned run after a CU error in the fourth, scattering nine hits with four strikeouts. Making his 13th start of the year, Bowers, a senior from Lillington, N.C., did not walk a batter for the third time this season.
Track and Field
St. Aug’s: Nineteen scholar-athletes – 11 males and eight females –won 42 All-Atlantic Region awards for the 2015 NCAA Division II outdoor track and field season from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Falcon men are ranked second nationally in Division II and are the two-time defending Division II men’s outdoor track and field champions.
The Falcon women are ranked fifth nationally in Division II.