May 27, 2002
GREENSBORO, NC — Florida State freshman shortstop Stephen Drew was named the ACC Rookie of the Year on Monday in a vote by the league’s nine head coaches. Drew, who is the second Seminole to win the award, leads the team with a .383 batting average and is second with 14 home runs. Clemson’s Khalil Greene claimed the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Wake Forest’s George Greer was selected as the ACC Coach of the Year.
Clemson’s Khalil Greene, the ACC leader in batting average
(.475), hits (115), runs scored (79), home runs (22), total bases (208),
on base percentage (.554) and slugging percentage (.860) was selected as
the league’s Player of the Year. The senior shortstop is a finalist for
the 2002 Golden Spikes Award and the Rotary Smith Award. He was also
tabbed First Team All-ACC, for the third-straight year, and was selected
to the ACC All-Tournament team. The Key West, Fla., native is Clemson’s
11th ACC Player of the Year selection and first since Kris Benson in
Florida State’s Stephen Drew was this year’s pick for ACC
Rookie of the Year. The Hahira, Ga., freshman was sixth in the ACC in
batting average and led the Seminoles with a .383 average. He was also
selected as the 2002 ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player and was named
second-team All-ACC. Drew is the second Seminole to be named ACC Rookie
of the Year (Jonathan Johnson in 1993).
Wake Forest head coach George Greer was named ACC Coach of
the Year for the first time in his career. Greer, in his 15th year at
the helm of the Demon Deacon program has led Wake Forest to a 44-11-1
mark heading into this weekend’s NCAA Baseball Tournament. Greer has
also led Wake Forest to the ACC Title in 1998, 1999 and 2001. This
season marks the fifth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance for George
Greer and the Demon Deacons.