Wilkerson named nation's top player
Augusta State junior slugger Shannon Wilkerson, a Dacula grad, was named to his second straight Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-American Team this week, and also was named the organization's national player of the year.
Wilkerson led the Peach Belt Conference in hitting (.441), slugging (.891), runs (82), hits (101), home runs (24) and triples (seven). He also was second in the league with 82 RBIs and led his team in on-base percentage and stolen bases.
"This is a great honor for Shannon and for our program," Augusta State coach Skip Fite said. "Shannon is one of the hardest workers that we have ever had in our program. We knew early in Shannon's career that he was going to be a great player because of his God-given talents and his desire to work hard and to be the best. He has gotten better every year for us and I think this will continue at the next level."
Rogers gets fourth All-American honor
Dacula grad Brittany Rogers, a senior at Alabama, was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American Team this week. The second-team selection was her fourth All-American honor in four seasons.
Rogers hit .393 this season with 42 stolen bases and didn't make an error as a center fielder.
Haney named South's top tennis senior
Auburn senior Alex Haney, a Grayson grad, was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's South Region Senior of the Year this week.
Haney was 29-7 in singles and 18-8 in doubles ass a senior, capping a career that saw her win more matches than any player in Auburn history. She had a 185-93 combined record, in addition to holding school records for singles wins (100-47) and doubles wins (85-46).
Haney also was a 2008 and 2009 ITA All-American.
Aminu, Thompkins invited to USA Basketball Trials
Norcross grad Al-Farouq Aminu and Wesleyan grad Howard Thompkins are among the 17 players selected for the USA Basketball Under-19 World Championship team trials. The trials are held June 16-18 in Colorado Springs, with the final 12 heading to New Zealand for the championships.
Marist's Pfohl signs with Tulane swimming
Recent Marist grad Lauren Pfohl, a Duluth resident, has signed a letter of intent to swim for Tulane University. Pfohl, a three-time state champion and Marist MVP last season, is also a member of state-record 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams.