June 24, 2013
Greensboro, N.C. -
NC State’s Kirsty Grant and Emily Weiman have each been named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Softball Team for the second consecutive year, as announced Monday by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
The duo combined for 105 of a possible 112 starts helping the Pack win the 2013 ACC Tournament as the starting pitcher and catcher.
Grant, a biological sciences major, was the Pack’s starting catcher each of the last two seasons. In 2013, she got the start behind the plate in 53 of the Pack’s 56 games, and finished with a .988 fielding percentage, recording 274 putouts. She was third on the team with a .293 batting average, and had six home runs. Grant was an All-ACC second-team selection.
Weiman, a sport management major, was on the mound for 52 starts in 2013, throwing a remarkable 4,840 pitches over the course of 323 1/3 innings.
Weiman, who finished with a 33-18 record, went from workhorse to thoroughbred with her performance during the Wolfpack’s stretch run, topping former All-American Abbie Sims’ school mark of 27 wins in a season by six. She was named ACC Pitcher of the Year and the ACC Championship Most Valuable Player after allowing just one run in 21 innings during the Wolfpack’s run to the ACC title.
Among her other school pitching marks are most appearances (54), most games started (52), most complete games (42), most games finished (12), most innings pitched (323 1/3), hits allowed (267), most batters faced (1,336) and most ground outs (441).
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
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