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Five Jackets Named to Academic All-ACC Baseball Team

July 6, 2006

Five members of Georgia Tech’s College World Series squad were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic baseball team, led by Academic All-America Steven Blackwood.

In addition to Blackwood, pitchers Lee Hyde, Tim Gustafson, Brad Rulon and Ryan Turner were named to the Academic All-ACC team, announced Thursday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

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. Athletic accomplishments are also considered.

Blackwood, a Biology major, was a two-time all-ACC selection in the outfield for the Yellow Jackets, who posted a 50-18 record while earning their third trip to the College World Series.

Hyde, a junior left-hander from Fayetteville, Ga., was 6-0 with a 3.02 earned run average this spring. Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in June, he made his professional debut this week with Danville of the Appalachian League.

Rulon, a sophomore right-hander from Columbus, Ga., and Turner, a junior lefty from Dahlonega, Ga., are pitching this summer for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League. Rulon was 5-0 with two saves and a 2.02 ERA, while Turner posted a 4-4 record. Gustafson, a junior right-hander from Lilburn, Ga., was injured much of the season but had a 2-0 record with four saves.

2006 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team

Name, School Class Major Nicholas Asselin, Boston College Jr. Marketing Steven Blackwood, Georgia Tech Sr. Biology Andrew Carraway, Virginia Fr. Undeclared Brad Chalk, Clemson Jr. PRTM-Sport Management Sean Clark, Clemson Gr. Economics Josh Cribb, Clemson Sr. PRTM Joseph Cutler, NC State So. Aerospace Engineering Herman Demmink, Clemson Sr. Economics Jason Duncan, NC State Sr. Parks, Recreation & Tourism Charles Durakis, Maryland Jr. Letters & Sciences Allan Dykstra, Wake Forest Fr. Undeclared Brendan Enick, Wake Forest Sr. Finance Peter Frates, Boston College Jr. Communication Nathan Freiman, Duke Fr. Undeclared Andrew Goff, Wake Forest So. Communication Tim Gustafson, Georgia Tech Jr. Management Thomas Hagan, Virginia Sr. Systems Engineering Ben Hall, Clemson Sr. PRTM-Sport Management Taylor Harbin, Clemson Jr. PRTM-Sport Management Bryan Henry, Florida State Jr. Sport Management Timothy Henry, Virginia Jr. History Lee Hyde, Georgia Tech Jr. Management Michael Hyde, Florida State Jr. Communication Studies David Kopp, Clemson Jr. PRTM-Sport Management Andrew Lane, Miami Sr. Accounting Matthew Maropis, Maryland Sr. General Biology Charles Mellies, Wake Forest Jr. Political Science Seth Overbey, Maryland Sr. Plant Biology Daniel Palmer, Duke Sr. Economics Ben Pfinsgraff, Maryland Jr. Government Buster Posey, Florida State Fr. Business Ryne Reynoso, Boston College So. Communication Brad Rulon, Georgia Tech So. Management Jack Rye, Florida State So. Business Warren Schaeffer, Virginia Tech Jr. History Javier Socorro, Duke Sr. Economics Jonathan Still, NC State Jr. Communication Ryan Strauss, Florida State So. Business Bryan Thomas, Virginia Tech Jr. Finance Luke Tucker, Florida State Jr. Engineering Ryan Turner, Georgia Tech Jr. Management Adam Warren, North Carolina Fr. Undeclared Kyle Young, Wake Forest Sr. Political Science

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