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2006 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team Announced

2006 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team Announced

July 6, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2006 All-ACC Academic Baseball team announced Thursday by Commissioner John D. Swofford. All 12 league schools competing in baseball are represented on the inaugural team with Clemson leading all schools with seven honorees.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Clemson placed seven student-athletes on this year’s academic squad following an ACC Championship title and its 11th appearance in the College World Series. Headlining the Tiger group is senior hurler Josh Cribb, a first-team All-ACC performer and second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Joining Cribb are All-Tournament team performers Brad Chalk, Sean Clark and Taylor Harbin.

Florida State was honored with six honorees on the inaugural academic team. Junior pitcher Bryan Henry was named an All-ACC first-team performer in 2006 after leading the team, among starters, in innings pitched (115.2) and ERA (2.88). Buster Posey, a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and an ACC All-Tournament team selection, was also named to the squad.

Georgia Tech and Wake Forest each placed five student-athletes on the academic team. The Yellow Jacket’s Steven Blackwood, a senior outfielder majoring in biology, was named a third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American. Allan Dykstra was honored as the league’s Freshman of the Year in 2006, along with being recognized as a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and a member of the All-ACC second-team.

The Maryland Terrapins earned four spots on the academic team, followed by Boston College, Duke, NC State and Virginia with three selections apiece. The Wolfpack’s Jonathan Still was a second-team All-ACC honoree, while the Cavaliers’ Thomas Hagan received first-team all-conference accolades. Rounding out this year’s squad was Virginia Tech with two selections, while the Miami Hurricanes and North Carolina Tar Heels each placed one student-athlete on the team.

Chalk, Blackwood, UNC’s Adam Warren and Miami’s Andrew Lane were all recipients of the academic achievement award at the 2006 College World Series for earning the highest GPA on their respective teams.

The 2006 All-ACC Academic Baseball team is as follows:

Name, School Class Major
Nicholas Asselin, Boston College Jr. Marketing
Steven Blackwood, Georgia Tech Sr. Biology
Andrew Carraway, Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Brad Chalk, Clemson Jr. PRTM-Sport Management
Sean Clark, Clemson Gr. Economics
Josh Cribb, Clemson Sr. PRTM
Joseph Cutler, NC State So. Aerospace Engineering
Herman Demmink, Clemson Sr. Economics
Jason Duncan, NC State Sr. Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Charles Durakis, Maryland Jr. Letters & Sciences
Allan Dykstra, Wake Forest Fr. Undeclared
Brendan Enick, Wake Forest Sr. Finance
Peter Frates, Boston College Jr. Communication
Nathan Freiman, Duke Fr. Undeclared
Andrew Goff, Wake Forest So. Communication
Tim Gustafson, Georgia Tech Jr. Management
Thomas Hagan, Virginia Sr. Systems Engineering
Ben Hall, Clemson Sr. PRTM-Sport Management
Taylor Harbin, Clemson Jr. PRTM-Sport Management
Bryan Henry, Florida State Jr. Sport Management
Timothy Henry, Virginia Jr. History
Lee Hyde, Georgia Tech Jr. Management
Michael Hyde, Florida State Jr. Communication Studies
David Kopp, Clemson Jr. PRTM-Sport Management
Andrew Lane, Miami Sr. Accounting
Matthew Maropis, Maryland Sr. General Biology
Charles Mellies, Wake Forest Jr. Political Science
Seth Overbey, Maryland Sr. Plant Biology
Daniel Palmer, Duke Sr. Economics
Ben Pfinsgraff, Maryland Jr. Government
Buster Posey, Florida State Fr. Business
Ryne Reynoso, Boston College So. Communication
Brad Rulon, Georgia Tech So. Management
Jack Rye, Florida State So. Business
Warren Schaeffer, Virginia Tech Jr. History
Javier Socorro, Duke Sr. Economics
Jonathan Still, NC State Jr. Communication
Ryan Strauss, Florida State So. Business
Bryan Thomas, Virginia Tech Jr. Finance
Luke Tucker, Florida State Jr. Engineering
Ryan Turner, Georgia Tech Jr. Management
Adam Warren, North Carolina Fr. Undeclared
Kyle Young, Wake Forest Sr. Political Science