Gore, Maxwell named NCAA Division III statistical champions

Stephanie Gore & Bruce Maxwell
Stephanie Gore & Bruce Maxwell

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Women's lacrosse midfielder Stephanie Gore and baseball catcher/first baseman Bruce Maxwell have been named NCAA Division III statistical champions, the organization recently announced.

Gore, a rising senior from Davie, Fla., led the nation during the 2012 season in two categories.  She recorded 102 ground balls, averaging to 6.80 per game. The second-ranked player, Teresa Busiek from Regis College, averaged 5.64 per game. Gore also led the nation in caused turnovers with 49 (3.27 per game), followed by Chanci Wright of Hollins University with 2.87 per game. Gore was named First-Team All-Conference for her performance.

Maxwell, who recently became BSC's highest-ever MLB draft pick at 62nd, was the statistical champion in three categories: slugging percentage (.928), walks per game (1.26), and on-base percentage (.619). He and Bridgewater State's Sean Riley also led the nation with 25 doubles, and Maxwell and Marietta's Tim Saunders led with 142 total bases. Maxwell earned a bevy of post-season awards, including ABCA/Rawlings and D3baseball.com National Player of the Year, SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year and D3baseball.com South Region Player of the Year. He was also a D3baseball.com First-Team All-America and All-South selection, and First-Team All-SCAC and SCAC All-Tournament.