2006 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team Announced

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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 tenth 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, SchoolClassMajor
Nicholas Asselin, Boston CollegeJr.Marketing
Steven Blackwood, Georgia TechSr.Biology
Andrew Carraway, VirginiaFr.Undeclared
Brad Chalk, ClemsonJr.PRTM-Sport Management
Sean Clark, ClemsonGr.Economics
Josh Cribb, ClemsonSr.PRTM
Joseph Cutler, NC StateSo.Aerospace Engineering
Herman Demmink, ClemsonSr.Economics
Jason Duncan, NC StateSr.Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Charles Durakis, MarylandJr.Letters & Sciences
Allan Dykstra, Wake ForestFr.Undeclared
Brendan Enick, Wake ForestSr.Finance
Peter Frates, Boston CollegeJr.Communication
Nathan Freiman, DukeFr.Undeclared
Andrew Goff, Wake ForestSo.Communication
Tim Gustafson, Georgia TechJr.Management
Thomas Hagan, VirginiaSr.Systems Engineering
Ben Hall, ClemsonSr.PRTM-Sport Management
Taylor Harbin, ClemsonJr.PRTM-Sport Management
Bryan Henry, Florida StateJr.Sport Management
Timothy Henry, VirginiaJr.History
Lee Hyde, Georgia TechJr.Management
Michael Hyde, Florida StateJr.Communication Studies
David Kopp, ClemsonJr.PRTM-Sport Management
Andrew Lane, Miami Sr.Accounting
Matthew Maropis, MarylandSr.General Biology
Charles Mellies, Wake ForestJr.Political Science
Seth Overbey, MarylandSr.Plant Biology
Daniel Palmer, DukeSr.Economics
Ben Pfinsgraff, MarylandJr.Government
Buster Posey, Florida StateFr.Business
Ryne Reynoso, Boston CollegeSo.Communication
Brad Rulon, Georgia TechSo.Management
Jack Rye, Florida StateSo.Business
Warren Schaeffer, Virginia TechJr.History
Javier Socorro, DukeSr.Economics
Jonathan Still, NC StateJr.Communication
Ryan Strauss, Florida StateSo.Business
Bryan Thomas, Virginia TechJr.Finance
Luke Tucker, Florida StateJr.Engineering
Ryan Turner, Georgia TechJr.Management
Adam Warren, North CarolinaFr.Undeclared
Kyle Young, Wake ForestSr.Political Science

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