May 24, 2011
Clemson, SC –
Phil Pohl was named Third-Team Academic All-American, announced by CoSIDA on Tuesday. The Capital One Academic All-America baseball team was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance on the field and in the classroom. Pohl was also named First-Team Academic All-District III earlier in May.
Pohl was selected as the third-team designated hitter on the Academic All-America team. He is the Tiger baseball team’s first Academic All-American since 1995 (Paul Galloway). The Cooperstown, NY native and co-captain is hitting .328 with 17 doubles, four homers, 31 RBIs, 38 runs, and five steals in 53 games (50 starts).
In the classroom, Pohl completed the 2011 spring semester with a 3.74 career GPA in management. He was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll each of his first two seasons at Clemson and was honored during the 2010 College World Series Opening Ceremonies for having the team’s best GPA. Pohl has also been involved in several community service projects during his time at Clemson.
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