RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State baseball's Will Wilson secured his second Freshman All-America honor Thursday morning, as he garnered the accolade from D1Baseball. The Wolfpack's second baseman was tabbed to the second team and was also named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball last month.
Wilson is the first NC State player to collect the honor from D1Baseball since 2015, when Brian Brown was a first team selection.
A native of Kings Mountain, N.C., Wilson was one of just two Wolfpack players to start all 61 games and one of a few freshmen in the ACC to start all of its team's games. He started 57 games at second base, two at shortstop and a pair at designated hitter. Wilson finished the year with a .300 batting average to go along with 72 hits, tying with classmate Brad Debo for the second most on the team.
He tied for the ACC lead with 21 doubles, the second-highest total for any freshman in the nation. Wilson smashed eight home runs to rank second among ACC rookies in that category. In addition, he tallied 48 RBIs to pace all ACC freshmen and finish second on the team.
Wilson led the Pack with 14 multi-RBI games, highlighted by two four-RBI performances and two three-RBI games. He finished his freshman campaign second on the squad with 20 multi-hit games, including a team-best three four-hit outings.
He was also an ACC All-Freshman Team Selection and was invited to training camp with USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team this summer.