CLEMSON, S.C. – Freshman outfielder Seth Beer was named ACC Player-of-the-Year, announced Monday by the league office. Beer is the first freshman to be voted ACC Player-of-the-Year since the award was established in 1969. The conference did not begin recognizing a freshman-of-the-year until 1991. NC State’s Carlos Rodon was voted both ACC Pitcher-of-the-Year and ACC Freshman-of-the-Year in 2012. The award was voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches.
Beer, who graduated high school a semester early to attend Clemson this spring, is tied for the ACC lead in home runs (15) and is third in RBIs (60) in 54 games. He is hitting .378 and is second in the ACC in slugging percentage (.694) and third in on-base percentage (.528).
His regular-season accomplishments also included a 26-game hitting streak, tied for fourth longest in school history, as he keyed the Tigers to a 38-18 regular-season record.
Beer is the 13th Tiger to earn ACC Player-of-the-Year honors and the first since shortstop Brad Miller in 2011. The Suwanee, Ga., native, who is riding a 52-game on-base streak, was also named ACC Freshman-of-the-Year, Clemson’s third recipient in history and first since outfielder Patrick Boyd in 1998.
CLEMSON’S ACC PLAYERS-OF-THE-YEAR1973 – Craig White, OF1974 – Steve Cline, P1975 – Denny Walling, OF1976 – Chuck Porter, P1985 – Jim McCollom, 1B1986 – Chuck Baldwin, 1B1989 – Brian Barnes, P1990 – Brian Kowitz, OF1995 – Shane Monahan, OF1996 – Kris Benson, P2002 – Khalil Greene, SS2011 – Brad Miller, SS2016 – Seth Beer, OF
CLEMSON’S ACC FRESHMEN-OF-THE-YEAR1995 – Matthew LeCroy, C1998 – Patrick Boyd, OF2016 – Seth Beer, OF
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