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Jul 08, 2021

Five Tigers Named to All-ACC Academic Team

By: Brian Hennessy

CLEMSON, S.C. – Five Tigers were named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, announced Thursday by the league office. The five selections tied for third most in the ACC.

Pitchers Mack Anglin (criminal justice), Mat Clark (health science), Geoffrey Gilbert (sociology) and Nick Hoffmann (management) were joined by infielder James Parker (management) on the All-ACC Academic Team. It was the second time Clark was named to the team.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 GPA for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative GPA during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the squad.

Anglin (Marengo, Ohio), had a 3.99 ERA, .227 opponents’ batting average and a team-high 75 strikeouts in 56.1 innings pitched over 13 appearances (eight starts). Clark (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), a 2020 Clemson graduate, was 1-1 with two saves, a 4.28 ERA, .269 opponents’ batting average and 38 strikeouts against one walk in 40.0 innings pitched over 11 appearances (four starts).

Gilbert (Charleston, S.C.) had three saves, a team-best 2.23 ERA, .257 opponents’ batting average and 52 strikeouts against 15 walks in 44.1 innings pitched over a team-high 28 relief appearances. Hoffmann (Centerville, Ohio) was 4-1 with a team-high four saves, a 3.83 ERA, .255 opponents’ batting average and 40 strikeouts against five walks in 49.1 innings pitched over 17 appearances (four starts).

Parker (Anderson, S.C.), a 2021 Clemson graduate, hit a team-high .324 with eight homers, 13 doubles, 38 RBIs, 33 runs, a .411 on-base percentage and a steal in 52 games.