WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Winston-Salem State University junior outfielder Randy Norris was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 19th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft, Wednesday afternoon. Norris was the second pick of the 19th round (556 overall) and became the first WSSU player to be drafted into Major League Baseball.
Norris has had an historic career at Winston-Salem State. He has played three years with the Rams and is currently the team's career leader in hits (231), at-bats (608), and stolen bases (92). He is coming off of a stellar junior season that including finishing the season ranked fourth in the nation with a .437 batting average. He is also tied for ninth in the nation in stolen bases with 34. Last season, Norris led the nation with 47 stolen bases.
During his career, Norris earned several honors, including being named the Claudette Weston WSSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year and the Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) Player of the Year. He also earned spots on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-Region Team as well as the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Region team. He was also a North Carolina Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division All-State team selection along with Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) All-Conference honors as well.
Norris becomes the second player from Winston-Salem State University to be drafted since 1985. For more information on Rams baseball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.