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 player in Wolfpack baseball history to win the honor.
"Trea is a phenomenal competitor, and an outstanding leader," said NC State head coach Elliott Avent. "He's deserving of this honor not only for this year, but also for the way he has competed throughout his three-year career. I'm thankful for the Hall of Fame's consideration of Trea and our program."
Turner outlasted finalists Vince Conde of Vanderbilt and Blake Trahan of Louisiana-Lafayette to claim the award. 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.
The North Carolina State University women's basketball team has added Bosnia and Herzegovina native Sara Boric to its roster for the 2014-15 season.
The 6-5 center will be immediately eligible and able to compete for the Wolfpack as a freshman beginning this fall. She is rated as a four-star recruit by ProspectsNation.com.
This article was posted June 19; however, no comment on Sara was made at that time as in the comments section of "WBB: That's a Wrap" Sara and her European stats were discussed. However, because further information on Sara at Prospects Nation's International Commits can be found, we share. Sara is listed as fourth in a list of 32.
1 G Kia Nurse Canada 6'0"/ Connecticut 2 F Louise Brown Austrailia 6'1"/ Washington State 3 PG Laura Cornelius Netherlands 5'8"/ Gonzaga 4 P Sara Boric Bosnia and Herzegovina 6'5"/ North Carolina State