ACC 50th Anniversary Baseball Team

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<font class=caption>Jeff Baker was first-team All-American in 2001.</a>
Jeff Baker was first-team All-American in 2001.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Baseball Team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The 52-member team was voted on by the nine league institutions as decided by the league's 50th Anniversary Committee.

Clemson led all league schools with twelve members on the Golden Anniversary team while Georgia Tech came in second with nine honorees. NC State and Wake Forest each had seven players selected, followed by Florida State (6), North Carolina (4), Duke (3), Maryland (2) and Virginia with two.

The ACC's 50th Anniversary Baseball team, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

ACC 50th Anniversary Baseball Team

Rusty Atkins       Clemson        1965-1967 Fort Mill, S.C.
Jake Austin        Wake Forest    1989-1992 Atlanta, Ga.
Jeff Baker         Clemson        2000-2001 Woodbridge, Va.
Scott Bankhead     North Carolina 1982-1984 Reidsville, N.C.
Brian Bark         NC State       1987-1990 Randallstown, Md.
Brian Barnes       Clemson        1986-1989 Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
Kris Benson        Clemson        1994-1996 Kennesaw, Ga.
Scott Bradley      North Carolina 1979-1981 Essex Fells, N.J.
Tom Bradley        Maryland       1967-1968 Falls Church, Va.
Kevin Brown        Georgia Tech   1984-1986 McIntyre, Ga.
Brian Buchanan     Virginia       1992-1994 Clifton, Va.
Mike Caldwell      NC State       1968-1971 Tarboro, N.C.
J.D. Drew          Florida State  1995-1997 Hahira, Ga.
Nomar Garciaparra  Georgia Tech   1992-1994 Whittier, Calif.
Rusty Gerhardt     Clemson        1969-1972 Baltimore, Md.
Khalil Greene      Clemson        1999-2001 Key West, Fla.
Tommy Gregg        Wake Forest    1982-1985 Winston-Salem, N.C.
Seth Greisinger    Virginia       1994-1996 McLean, Va.
John-Ford Griffin  Florida State  1999-2001 Sarasota, Fla.
Ty Griffin         Georgia Tech   1986-1988 Tampa, Fla.
Terry Harvey       NC State       1992-1995 Dacula, Ga.
Bert Heffernan     Clemson        1985-1988 Centerreach, N.Y.
Riccardo Ingram    Georgia Tech   1986-1987 Douglas, Ga.
Ryan Jackson       Duke           1991-1994 Sarasota, Fla.
Jonathan Johnson   Florida State  1993-1995 Ocala, Fla.
Jimmy Key          Clemson        1980-1982 Huntsville, Ala.
Billy Koch         Clemson        1994-1996 West Babylon, N.Y.
Matthew LeCroy     Clemson        1995-1997 Belton, S.C.
Mike MacDougal     Wake Forest    1997-1999 Mesa, Ariz.
Quinton McCracken  Duke           1989-1992 Southport, N.C.
Marshall McDougall Florida State  1999-2000 Valrico, Fla.
Billy Merrifield   Wake Forest    1980-1983 Rocky Mount, N.C.
Shane Monahan      Clemson        1993-1995 Marietta, Ga.
Jeremy Morris      Florida State  1994-1997 Quincy, Fla.
Jim Norris         Maryland       1968-1970 Seaford, N.Y.
Jon Palmieri       Wake Forest    1996-1999 Mineola, N.Y.
Jay Payton         Georgia Tech   1992-1994 Zanesville, Ohio
Jim Poole          Georgia Tech   1986-1988 Voorhes, N.J.
Brad Rigby         Georgia Tech   1992-1994 Longwood, Fla.
Scott Schoeneweis  Duke           1993-1996 Mt. Laurel, N.J.
Billy Scripture    Wake Forest    1962-1964 Virginia Beach, Va.
Tom Sergio         NC State       1994-1997 Norristown, Pa.
Brick Smith        Wake Forest    1978-1981 Charlotte, N.C.
Billy Spiers       Clemson        1985-1987 Cameron, S.C.
B.J. Surhoff       North Carolina 1983-1985 Rye, N.Y.
Mark Teixeira      Georgia Tech   1999-2001 Severna Park, Md.
Jason Varitek      Georgia Tech   1991-1994 Longwood, Fla.
Jake Weber         NC State       1995-1998 Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Walt Weiss         North Carolina 1983-1985 Suffern, N.Y.
Paul Wilson        Florida State  1992-1994 Orlando, Fla.
Tracy Woodson      NC State       1982-1984 Richmond, Va.
Turtle Zaun        NC State       1985-1988 Hanover, Va.

Rusty Atkins, Clemson (1965-1967)

Only Clemson baseball player in the Clemson Ring of Honor ... only Clemson baseball player in history to have his jersey retired ... had a 41-game hitting streak, a Division I record that stood until the 1980s and remains one of the top five hitting streaks in college baseball history ... still Clemson's only three-time All-American in baseball ... hit .379 for his career ... struck out just 16 times in 396 at bats ... ranked fifth in the nation in batting in 1965 with a .444 average 16th in ACC history in batting average, second among players who played with wooden bats ... three-time first-team All-ACC, one of just three Tigers to do so.

Jake Austin, Wake Forest (1989-1992)

A four-time All-ACC selection ... Wake Forest's all-time leader in home runs (55), triples (13) and at-bats with 919 ... ranks seventh all-time in the ACC in home runs (55) and RBI (236).

Jeff Baker, Clemson (2000-2001)

First-team All-American as a sophomore third baseman in 2001 by Collegiate Baseball ... first-team All-ACC who was league's home run champion ... finished season in top 10 in the nation in home runs ... first-team preseason All-American for 2002 ... finished 2001 with 23 home runs and 75 RBIs to go with .738 slugging percentage ... hit 34 home runs his first two years at Clemson, more than any other Tiger in history as a freshman and sophomore ... member of USA Baseball National team for 2000 and 01 ... First-team Freshman All-American in 2000, when he hit 11 home runs and drove in 64 runs ... a career .340 hitter.

Scott Bankhead, North Carolina (1982-1984)

Scott Bankhead holds the Carolina career record for consecutive wins and winning percentage ... He is third all-time in the ACC with a winning percentage of .889 and averaged 9.92 strikeouts per 9 innings in his career, good for 19th best in ACC history ... two-time All-ACC selection and All-America in 1984.

Brian Bark, NC State (1987-1990)

1st team All-ACC in 1988, 89 and 90 * 2nd-team Freshman All-American by Baseball America * NC States' career leader in doubles (70) * Drafted in the 28th round by the Baltimore Orioles in 1989 * Played for the Boston Red Sox in 1995.

Brian Barnes, Clemson (1986-1989)

ACC's career leader in wins with 44, in strikeouts with 513, and innings pitched with 475.1 ... first-team All-American according to Coach's Association in 1989 when he posted a 16-3 record and 208 strikeouts ... one of the top five players in college baseball history in terms of strikeouts ... led the nation in strikeouts in 1989 with 208 ... he was fourth in wins with 16 ... took Clemson to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments ... had three seasons of double figures in wins and his 44 wins for his career remain a school record ... finished with 44-10 record and an .815 winning percentage ... named ACC Player of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP in 1989.

Kris Benson, Clemson (1994-1996)

Most decorated athlete in Clemson history ... National Player of the Year in 1996 according to Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball ... he also won the Dick Howser Award and the Smith Award ... named ACC Athlete of the Year in 1996, only Clemson athlete to win the award ... starting pitcher on United States Olympic Team in 1996 ... first-team All-ACC in 1996 ... 1996 ACC Player of the Year ... the number-one pick of the 1996 Major League Draft, the only Clemson athlete in any sport to be the #1 pick ... led Clemson to the College World Series in 1995 and 96 ... ranked fourth in the nation in wins in 1996 (14) ... he was fifth in ERA and fifth in strikeouts/9 innings.

Scott Bradley, North Carolina (1979-1981)

In 1980, Scott Bradley set new ACC records for hits in a season and doubles in addition to having a 30-game hitting streak ... He was named a second team All-America before passing up his last season of eligibility to sign with the New York Yankees.

Tom Bradley, Maryland (1967-1968)

Holds the record for career ERA in the ACC with his 1.33 mark * Second on the single-season pitching records list at Maryland with his ERA of 0.76 in 1968 * Fourth on the single-season chart with 12.42 strikeouts per nine innings in 1968 * Two-time All-ACC selection in 1967 and 68 * Played for seven seasons in the Major League including stops with the California Angels, Chicago White Sox and the San Francisco Giants * Has 55 career Major League victories and a 3.72 ERA * Coached at Maryland for 10 seasons and won 243 games at Maryland.

Kevin Brown, Georgia Tech (1984-1986)

First-team all-America (1986) *Second-team all-ACC (1986) * First-round draft pick of the Texas Rangers (1986) * All-Star selection in both the American and National Leagues * Led American League in wins (1992) and led National League in ERA (1996).

Brian Buchanan, Virginia (1992-1994)

A premier Cavalier infielder who was drafted in the first round of the MLB draft in 1994 to the New York Yankees ... named a first-team Baseball America All-America selection in 1994 ... selectd to the All-ACC first team in 1994 ... UVa's all time leader for triples and slugging percentage ... holds the Virginia single-season record for RBI, triples, home runs, total bases, and for slugging percentage ... a Collegiate Baseball All-America second-team selection in 1994.

Mike Caldwell, NC State (1968-1971)

First-team All-ACC in 1970 and 71 * ACC Player of the Year in 1971 * All-time Wolfpack leader in complete games for a season (10) and a career (32) * 2nd in NC State history in wins (32) * Serves as a minor league pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers * Drafted in the 12th round in 1971 by the San Diego Padres * Played for the San Diego Padres from 1971-73, the San Francisco Giants from 1974-76, the Cincinnati Reds (1977) and the Milwaukee Brewers (1977-84).

J.D. Drew, Florida State (1995-1997)

Drew was a consensus First Team All-American in 1997 * Golden Spikes Award winner * The Sporting News Player of the Year * Baseball America Player of the Year * only player in Division 1 history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases * batted an FSU record .455 in 1997, while becoming just the third player in Division 1 college baseball history to record a triple-triple - 100 hits, 100 runs and 100 RBI * drafted in the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Nomar Garciaparra, Georgia Tech (1992-1994)

Consensus first-team all-America (1993, 94) * First-team all-ACC (1993, 94) * First-team academic all-America (1993, 94) *First round draft pick (1994) of the Boston Red Sox * Two-time American League Batting Champion with the Boston Red Sox.

Rusty Gerhardt, Clemson (1969-1972)

Fifth in ACC history in wins with 334 ... he is sixth in conference history in strikeouts (382) second in complete games with 26, also seventh in innings pitched ... Second-team All-American by Coaches Association in 1971 ... earned 34 wins in his career, second in Clemson history ... had 382 strikeouts to rank second in Clemson history, had 2.39 career ERA, including 1.79 in 1970 ... three-time first-team All-ACC, only pitcher in Clemson history to do that.

Khalil Greene, Clemson (1999-2001)

Set Clemson all-time record for fielding percentage in a season by a shortstop in 2001 with .963 figure ... he broke the record that had been held by Major Leaguer Bill Spiers ... 3rd-team freshman All-American in 1999 ... first-team All-ACC in 2001 ... ranked in top 20 in school history in batting average with .345 figure ... ranked in top 10 in school history in total bases, doubles, RBIs, hits ... a career .390 hitter in NCAA Tournament play ... a common denominator on Clemson Super Regional teams of 1999-00-01.

Tommy Gregg, Wake Forest (1982-1985)

A three-time first team All-ACC selection ... went on to play nine seasons in the major leagues, most notably with the Atlanta Braves ... finished his Wake Forest career with 100 stolen bases, fourth-best in ACC history ... his five stolen bases in a single game in 1984 still ties for an ACC record.

Seth Greisinger, Virginia (1994-1996)

A standout pitcher for the Cavaliers who was drafted in the first round of the 1996 MLB draft by Detroit ... named a first-team ABCA All-American in 1996 ... a first-team Baseball America All-American selection ... a Collegiate Baseball first-team All-American in 1996 ... MVP of the ACC Baseball Tournament in 1996 ... all-time career leader at UVa for strikeouts, wins, and innings pitched ... 1996 preseason top 100 draft prospect pick by Baseball America.

John-Ford Griffin, Florida State (1999-2001)

Golden Spikes Award finalist in 2001 * named the 2001 ACC Player of the Year * led the 2001 team with a .450 batting average * his career batting average of .427 is the best in FSU and ACC history, ranking 16th all-time in Division 1 baseball * was a consensus First Team All-American in 2001 * selected in the first round of the 2001 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.

Ty Griffin, Georgia Tech (1986-1988)

First-team all-American (1988) * First-team all-ACC (1987, 88) * ACC Tournament MVP (1988) * Golden Spikes Award finalist (1988) * Georgia Tech and ACC record 127 career stolen bases * First round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs (1988), as the No. 4 overall pick.

Terry Harvey, NC State (1992-1995)

Was named the ACC Player of the Week twice in 1992, again in 1993, and three times in 1994 * Ranks third in the ACC for career victories with 35, fifth in the ACC in career strikeouts with 386, and third in the ACC in career innings pitched with 426 * Is tied for the ACC's annual leader in shutouts in 1994 with two * Named to the ACC's All-Tournament Team in 1993.

Bert Heffernan, Clemson (1985-1988)

First-team All-American according to Baseball Coach's Association in 1988 ... hit .337 for his career and belted out record 335 career hits ... set school record for walks with 207 and games played with 259 ... third in ACC history in runs scored with 285 ... he is still 12th in doubles with 63 and sixth in hits ... caught more games than any player in Clemson history ... regarded by 36-year head coach Bill Wilhlem as his favorite player for his hustle, desire and team leadership.

Riccardo Ingram, Georgia Tech (1986-1987)

First-team all-America (1987) * ACC Player of the Year (1987) * ACC's McKelvin Award as Athlete of the Year (1987) * First-team all-ACC (1987) * Fourth-round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers (1987).

Ryan Jackson, Duke (1991-1994)

Hit .378 with a school-record 22 home runs, 16 doubles and 63 RBIs in 1994 en route to earning Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year honors ... set the school record with 69 runs scored and 172 total bases in 1994 ... ranks among Duke's top five in nine single-season offensive categories ... Duke's all-time home runs leader with 42 ... is third on Duke's career RBI list (183) and fourth in runs scored (200).

Jonathan Johnson, Florida State (1993-1995)

Led FSU to its first ever ACC Championship * Golden Spikes Award finalist * 1995 First Team All American * 1995 Baseball America All-American * struck out 391 batters in his career, which ranks fourth all-time on the ACC career list * compiled a 34-5 record and a 2.62 ERA in three years as a starter for the Seminoles * drafted in the first round by the Texas Rangers in 1995.

Jimmy Key, Clemson (1980-1982)

First-team All-ACC at two positions in 1982, pitcher and DH ... only Clemson player to be All-ACC at two different positions in the same year ... led Clemson in doubles as a hitter with then record 21 in 1982 ... he also had team best .359 batting average, and team best nine wins an ACC leading total ... led the team in ERA that year with 2.79 figure ... believed to be only ACC player to lead his team in batting average, ERA and wins in the same year ... went on to outstanding professional career, he was on two World Series Championship teams (Yankees and Bluejays) ... still 21st in ACC history in innings pitched,

Billy Koch, Clemson (1994-1996)

Tenth in ACC history in strikeouts with 338 ... he is 10th in strikeouts/9 innings with 11.0 ... The number-four selection of the 1996 Major League Draft ... starter on Clemson's College World Series teams of 1995 and 96 ... has had outstanding career in the major leagues as a relief specialist ... member of 1996 United States Olympic team ... ranked fifth in the nation in strikeouts/9 innings with 11.5 in 1995 ... he was third in the category in 1996 with 12.3.

Matthew LeCroy, Clemson (1995-1997)

Two-time All-American ... was second-team selection by Coaches & Baseball Writers in 1996 and first-team choice by Baseball Writers and Baseball America in 1997 ... concluded his career as school's leader in home runs with 53, including school record 24 in 1997 ... still in top 10 in ACC history in career home runs, he is 16th in RBIs ... had 208 career RBIs and a .336 batting average ... first-team All-ACC and member of ACC Academic Honor Roll in 1997 ... member of 1996 United States Olympic team ... now in the Major Leagues with the Minnesota Twins,

Mike MacDougal, Wake Forest (1997-1999)

A two-time All-ACC selection ... went 13-2 with a 2.37 ERA on Wake Forest's 1999 ACC Championship team ... fanned 108 batters in 114 innings ... struck out 288 batters in just three seasons ... was the first round draft pick of Kansas City in 1999 and made his major league debut with the Royals in the summer of 2001.

Quinton McCracken, Duke (1989-1992)

Duke's career leader in triples (22) and stolen bases (98) ... ranks among Duke's top 10 in eight different career offensive categories ... is third on Duke's all-time list for career hits (263) and has the fourth-highest career batting average (.349) of any Duke player ... led Duke in both hits and stolen bases for four consecutive seasons from 1989-92 ... a two-time All-ACC selection in 1991 and 92 ... earned All-America honors in 1992.

Marshall McDougall, Florida State (1999-2000)

Consensus First Team All-American in 1999*Golden Spikes Award finalist*won the ACC triple crown and ACC Player of the Year Award in 1999*had one the best offensive day in the history of college baseball when he hit an NCAA record six home runs in a single game along 16 RBI and 25 total bases (both also NCAA records) at Maryland on May 9, 1999*led the nation in hits (126) and RBI (106) as a junior*the 1999 College World Series Most Outstanding Player.

Bill Merrifield, Wake Forest (1980-1983)

Earned ACC Player of the Year honors in 1982 and 83 ... batted .389 in 1982 with 20 HR and 61 RBI ... hit .476 in 1983 with 17 HR and 64 RBI ... his .476 average is still the second best single season batting average in ACC history ... his .400 career batting average ranks third all-time in ACC history.

Shane Monahan, Clemson (1993-1995)

Fourth in ACC history in batting average with .394 figure ... also ninth in runs scored, third in triples and fifth in total hits, all achieved even though he played just three years ... consensus first-team All-American in 1994 when he hit .415 with 11 home runs, 53 runs batted in an 23 stolen bases ... also chosen All-American as a junior in 1995 by the National Baseball Writers Association and the American Baseball Coach's Association ... MVP of the 1994 ACC Tournament ... All-ACC in 1994 and 95 ... hit .394 for his career, best ever for a player with over 500 at bats ... concluded his career as school's career leader in hits and runs, led the nation in hits with 137 and runs with 97 in 1994 ... first-team freshman All-American in 1993 ... named ACC Player of the Year in 1995 ... ACC Tournament MVP in 1994.

Jeremy Morris, Florida State (1994-1997)

A First Team All-American by Baseball America and The Sporting News in 1997 and earned Second Team honors from Collegiate Baseball * became the ACC's all-time RBI leader and is second in FSU history with 273 in his career * batted .356 with 25 home runs, 22 doubles and 25 stolen bases in 1997*set the NCAA single season doubles record in 1996 with 36.

Jim Norris, Maryland (1968-1970)

Three-time All-ACC outfielder from 1968-1970 * The only Maryland player ever to be named to the All-ACC team three times * Played for many seasons in the Major League for the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers * Sixth in career batting at Maryland with a .357 average * Second in career on-base percentage with a .480 mark * Batted .420 in 1968, sixth-best in single-season history at UM Sported a .518 on-base percentage in 1968, fourth best in single-season history.

Jon Palmieri, Wake Forest (1996-1999)

A two-time All-American who led the ACC in hitting in 1998 and 99 ... Wake Forest's all-time leader in runs (23), hits (338), doubles (82) and RBI (241) ... still holds the Wake Forest record for hits in a single season with 112, accomplishing the feat in 1998 and 99 ... led the Deacons to back-to-back ACC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances ... his .395 career batting average ranks fourth all-time in ACC history ... his 82 doubles are tied for the most in ACC history.

Jay Payton, Georgia Tech (1992-1994)

Consensus first-team all-America (1994) * First-team all-ACC (1994) * Second team all-ACC (1993) * First round draft pick of the New York Mets (1994) * Holds Georgia Tech single season records in doubles, hits, RBI * ACC career leader in triples.

Jim Poole, Georgia Tech (1986-1988)

1st-team All-ACC in 1987 and 88 ... Georgia Tech career-record 22 saves ... Ranks among ACC's all-time top five in saves (22, 4th), appearances (120, 4th) and strikeouts per nine innings (12.59, 2nd) ... Spent 11 years in the Major Leagues with the Dodgers, Rangers, Orioles, Indians, Giants, Phillies, Tigers and Expos.

Brad Rigby, Georgia Tech (1992-1994)

First-team all-America (1994) * Second-team all-America (1993) * Second-team all-ACC (1993) * Second-round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics (1994) * Holds Georgia Tech single season records for victories, strikeouts and innings pitched * Ranks among ACC's all-time top three in victories and strikeouts.

Scott Schoeneweis, Duke (1993-1996)

Duke's career leader in games started (51) and wins (30) ... second on Duke's all-time strikeouts list (315) and fourth on the Blue Devils' career earned runs allowed list (151) ... is second on Duke's single-season wins list with 12 in 1993 and fifth with 10 wins in 1996 ... a Freshman All-American in 1993 ... played for the USA national team in 1996.

Billy Scripture, Wake Forest (1962-1964)

A three-time first team All-ACC selection and a two-time consensus All-American ... led Wake Forest to back-to-back ACC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 1962 and 63 ... batted .360 for the 1963 team with 13 HR and 54 RBI, leading the ACC in both HR and RBI.

Tom Sergio, NC State (1994-1997)

Named as the ACC Rookie of the Year in 1994 * Was selected to the All-ACC First Team in 1995 and 97 and named to the Collegiate Baseball All-American Third Team in 1997 * Named by Baseball America to the All-America third team in 1995 and the first team in 1997 * Was also named to the NCBWA All-America First Team in 1997 and to the Sporting News All-America Second Team in the same year * ACC career leader in Runs Scored with a total of 290, tied for sixth in the ACC in triples with 19, second in the ACC in base hits (362), and tied for twenty in stolen bases (73) * ACC's annual leader for the year 1995 for on base percentage with .489 ... Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team in 1994.

Brick Smith, Wake Forest (1978-1981)

A four-time first team All-ACC selection ... the 1981 ACC Player of the Year who hit .410 with 18 HR and 45 RBI ... was also named All-American by the ABCA and Baseball America that season ... played two seasons in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners in 1987 and 88.

Billy Spiers, Clemson (1985-1987)

1st-team All-American according to Sporting News in 1987 ... the #13 pick of the Major League draft in 1987 ... set Clemson record for fielding percentage by a shortstop with a .950 percentage in 1987 ... a prime reason Clemson returned to the NCAA Tournament in 1987 after a seven year absence ... hit .380 as a freshman in 1985 ... first-team All-ACC & member of ACC Academic Honor Roll in 1987 ... a member of the Clemson Hall of Fame ... played 13 years in the Major Leagues with various clubs, most recently with the Houston Astros in 2001.

B.J. Surhoff, North Carolina (1983-1985)

Named first-team All-ACC three times ... He was a three-time All-America selection ... in 1985 Surhoff was named ACC Athlete of the Year, National Player of the Year, and was the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball Draft ... Surhoff is Carolina's career leader in batting average and is one of only two former Tar Heels to have his jersey retired.

Mark Teixeira, Georgia Tech (1999-2001)

Consensus first-team all-America (2000) * Dick Howser Trophy (2000) * National Player of the Year (2000) * ACC Player of the Year (2000) *First-team all-ACC (99, 2000) * First-team Academic all-America (2000) * ACC Rookie of the Year (1999) * National Rookie of the Year (1999) * First round draft pick (2001) of the Texas Rangers.

Jason Varitek, Georgia Tech (1991-1994)

Consensus first-team all-America (1992-94) *Golden Spikes Award winner (1994) *ACC Player of the Year (1993) * First-team all-ACC (1992-94) * Second-team all-ACC (1991) * Ranks among ACC's all-time top five in home runs, hits, runs scored, doubles and RBI * Two-time first round draft pick (1993, 94) of the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners.

Jake Weber, NC State (1995-1998)

Named to the All-ACC First Team in 1997 and 98 * Selected to the GTE Academic All-American Second Team in 1996 and 97, and once again in 1998, but this time as a First Team selection * As a freshman was selected to the First Team Baseball America and First Team Collegiate Baseball teams * Selected to the All-ACC Second Team in 1995 and in 96 * Ranks second in the ACC in career runs scored with 288, fifth in the ACC in Runs Batted In with 239, is tied for 20th in the ACC in career doubles (57), and tied for third in the ACC in career triples (21) * Weber leads the ACC in Base Hits with 366 * Weber is the ACC Annual leader in triples in 1996 with 9 on the year.

Walt Weiss, North Carolina (1983-1985)

Walt Weiss was named second team All-ACC in 1983, and first team in 1984 and 85 ... Weiss was drafted in the first round of the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft and played for four teams over a period of 13 seasons before retiring in 2000.

Paul Wilson, Florida State (1992-1994)

All-American who made Florida State history by becoming the highest Seminole ever chosen in any professional sport draft, when he was drafted with the first overall pick in the 1994 MLB Draft * selected to the Baseball America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-Americans teams * a Golden Spikes Award finalist * compiled a 27-11 overall record with a 2.77 ERA while at FSU * the ace of the 1993 Team USA pitching staff, starting nine games.

Tracy Woodson, NC State (1982-1984)

First-team All-ACC in 1984 * ACC Player of the Year in 1984 * Collegiate Baseball All-American in 1984 (2nd team) * Baseball America All-American in 1984 (2nd team) * ABCA All-American in 1984 (2nd team) * Holds the school record for single-season (.913 in 1984) and career (.720) slugging percentage * Tied for first in home runs in a season with 25 and third for a career with 46 * Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round in 1984 * Played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1987-90 and the St. Louis Dodgers from 1992-93 * Managed Erie of the New York Penn League in 1998, Hickory of the South Atlantic League in 1999 and Lynchburg of the Carolina League in 2000.

Turtle Zaun, NC State (1985-1988)

First-team All-ACC in 1986, 87 and 88 * ACC Player of the Year in 1988 * Collegiate Baseball All-American in 1987 (3rd team) and 88 (2nd team) * Baseball American All-American in 1988 (1st team) * ABCA All-American in 1988 (2nd team) * Holds two of the top three single-season slugging percentage records with a mark of .834 in 1987 and .811 in 1988 * Second in career slugging percentage in school history with a .711 mark * First in school history with 25 home runs in a season and second all-time with 54 * All-time NC State leader with 87 in 1988 * Drafted in the 10th round by the San Francisco Giants in 1988.

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