June 26, 2013
NC State seniors Josh Easley, Ethan Ogburn, and Tarran Senay have been named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, announced Monday by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
Easley and Senay make their first appearances on the team, while Ogburn returns to the team for the third time in his career.
Senay represents one of five players in the conference to earn both first- or second-team All-ACC honors and land on the All-ACC academic team. A native of South Park, Pa., Senay was named Most Outstanding Player of the Raleigh Regional after a five-RBI performance in the championship game that included a three-run homer.
Senay captured the first ACC Player of the Week award of his career on April 22 after a nine RBI weekend at Georgia Tech. Senay led the Wolfpack with eight home runs and 59 RBIs on the season.
Ogburn emerged as the hero of NC State's super regional clinching win over Rice, pitching five shutout frames from the 12th to 17th while holding the Owls to three hits and striking out six. The native of High Point, N.C., finished the year with a 5-3 record and a 2.70 ERA.
Easley struck out 14 batters in the last 16 2/3 innings he pitched this season, claiming a win for the Pack in four of his last five outings after two shutout innings against UCLA in the College World Series. A native of Weatherford, Texas, Easley stitched together a 7-2 record and a 1.38 ERA while primarily providing long relief efforts for one of the premier bullpens in the nation.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.