Seven Tigers named to All-ACC Academic team
CLEMSON, S.C. - Seven Tigers were named to the All-ACC Academic Team, announced Thursday by the league office. Clemson's seven selections were second most in the conference.
Junior outfielder Chase Pinder (sports communication) was named to the team for the third time, while junior lefty Charlie Barnes (parks, recreation & tourism management) and senior Pat Krall (management) were named to the team for the second time. Graduate first baseman Andrew Cox (athletic leadership), freshman shortstop Logan Davidson (pre-business), graduate righthander Tyler Jackson (athletic leadership) and graduate outfielder Weston Jackson (business administration) were named to the team for the first time.
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.
Barnes (Sumter, S.C.) had a 5-5 record, 3.20 ERA and .261 opponents' batting average in 101.1 innings pitched over 16 starts as a Third-Team All-ACC starting pitcher in 2017. He also allowed just 22 walks and had 113 strikeouts, most by a Tiger since 1996. Barnes graduated in May in just three years.
Cox (Belton, S.C.) was the team leader of the 2017 squad at first base and hit .280 with six homers and 35 RBIs in 62 games. The Third-Team All-ACC selection graduated in May 2016 with a degree in parks, recreation & tourism management.
Davidson (Charlotte, N.C.) was one of only two Tigers to play and start all 63 games in 2017, as he hit .286 with 56 runs, nine doubles, 12 homers, 41 RBIs, a .388 on-base percentage, 42 walks and 10 steals. He became the first Tiger shortstop to hit double-digit homers in a season since 2007.
Tyler Jackson (Piedmont, S.C.) played his final season at Clemson in 2017 and had a 9-1 record, 3.56 ERA, .249 opponents' batting average and 68 strikeouts against only 10 walks in 83.1 innings pitched over 19 appearances (13 starts). His 1.08 walks per nine innings pitched set the Clemson single-season record, while his 6.80 strikeout-to-walk ratio was third best in Tiger history.
Weston Jackson (Greer, S.C.) hit .248 with eight homers, 31 RBIs and two steals in 50 games in his one and only season as a Tiger in 2017 after transferring from Presbyterian College.
Krall (Downingtown, Pa.), the 2016 ACC Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Year, was a Second-Team All-ACC selection as a starting pitcher in 2017. The Senior CLASS Award finalist had an 8-3 record, a save and 3.50 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts).
Pinder (Poquoson, Va.) batted .305 with 16 doubles, seven homers, 32 RBIs, 59 runs, a .419 on-base percentage and 13 steals in 61 games in 2017 as a Third-Team All-ACC outfielder. He became the Tigers' first three-time selection to the team since Matthew Crownover and Steven Duggar, who were named to the team three times from 2013-15.
2017 ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Drew Ellis, Jr., Louisville (Sports Administration)
2017 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
Jack Nelson, So., Boston College (Political Science)
Charlie Barnes, Jr., Clemson (Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management) @
Andrew Cox, GR, Clemson (Athletic Leadership)
Logan Davidson, Fr., Clemson ( Pre-Business)
Tyler Jackson, GR, Clemson (Athletic Leadership)
Weston Jackson, GR, Clemson (Business Administration)
Pat Krall, Sr., Clemson (Management) @
Chase Pinder, Jr., Clemson (Sport Communication) #
Ryan Day, Jr., Duke (Sociology)
Nick Hendrix, GR, Duke (Master of Management Studies)
Jimmy Herron, So., Duke (Political Science)
Zack Kone, So., Duke (Economics) @
Kevin Lewallyn, Sr., Duke (Political Science)
Michael Smiciklas, Jr., Duke (Sociology)
Drew Carlton, Jr., Florida State (Economics) @
Drew Mendoza, Fr., Florida State (Mathematics)
Micah Carpenter, So., Georgia Tech (Business Admin)
Trevor Craport, Jr., Georgia Tech (Biology) @
Kel Johnson, Jr., Georgia Tech (Biology) #
Coleman Poje, RSr., Georgia Tech (Industrial Engineering)
Nick Bennett, Fr., Louisville (Sports Administration)
Sam Bordner, So., Louisville (Accountancy)
Drew Ellis, Jr., Louisville (Sports Administration)
Colby Fitch, Jr., Louisville (Exercise Science) @
Devin Hairston, Jr., Louisville (Sports Administration) #
Lincoln Henzman, Jr., Louisville (Sports Administration) @
Colin Lyman, Sr., Louisville (Finance) @
Josh Stowers, So., Louisville (Sports Administration)
Logan Taylor, Sr., Louisville (Accountancy)
Adam Wolf, So., Louisville (Marketing)
Jeb Bargfeldt, Jr., Miami (Criminology)
Evan McKendry, Fr., Miami (Finance)
Brian Brown, Jr., NC State (Sport Management) #
Andy Cosgrove, Jr., NC State (Communication)
Brett Kinneman, So., NC State (Business Administration) @
Gianluca Dalatri, Fr., North Carolina (Exercise and Sport Science)
Kyle Fiala, Sr., Notre Dame (Finance) @
Eric Gilgenbach, So., Notre Dame (Finance)
Sean Guenther, Jr., Notre Dame (Finance) @
Jake Johnson, Jr., Notre Dame (Finance)
Isaac Mattson, Jr., Pitt (Mechanical Engineering)
Caleb Parry, RJr., Pitt (Biology)
Jacob Wright, RSr., Pitt (Biology) #
Robbie Coman, GR, Virginia (Higher Education)
Tommy Doyle, Jr., Virginia (Foreign Affairs)
Chesdin Harrington, So., Virginia (American Studies)
Nick Anderson, RJr., Virginia Tech (Political Science)
Mac Caples, Sr., Virginia Tech (Public Relations)
Connor Coward, Jr., Virginia Tech (Marketing)
Sam Fragale, RJr., Virginia Tech (Human Nutrition Food and Exercise) @
Ben Breazeale, Sr., Wake Forest (Psychology)
Parker Dunshee, Sr., Wake Forest (Finance) %
Jake Mueller, So., Wake Forest (Psychology)
Bruce Steel, RSo., Wake Forest (Economics)
@ Two-time honoree
# Three-time honoree
% Four-time honoree