RALEIGH, N.C. -- State's Trea Turner has been named one of 16 players nationwide in contention for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award, according to a release from the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Turner was one of three finalists for the award in 2013, before being passed over in favor of LSU's Alex Bregman at the National College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions in Lubbock, Texas. Turner was the Wolfpack's first-ever Brooks Wallace Award finalist.
Turner wasn't in consideration for the 2012 award, after spending his freshman campaign at third behind 11th-round pick Chris Diaz.
The ACC and SEC lead all conferences with three on the watch list. Turner was named All-ACC first team at shortstop on Monday, May 19.
The junior from Lake Worth, Fla. is the Wolfpack's all-time leader in stolen bases (113), one shy of a tie for third all-time in ACC history. His 202 career runs sit sixth all-time at NC State. Turner's 113 career walks are good for a share of ninth.
In 2014, Turner is hitting .321 with 65 runs, 12 doubles, eight homers, 35 RBIs, and 26 stolen bases while slugging .516 with a .418 OBP, drawing 37 walks to 25 strikeouts.