July 30, 2008
ATLANTA – Four Yellow Jackets – Charlie Blackmon, Brad Feltes, Jason Haniger and Tony Plagman – have been named to the 2008 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Baseball Team, as announced by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
Feltes and Plagman were named to the squad for the second-straight year, while Blackmon and Haniger received the honor for the first time in their careers. Since 2006 (the first year of the academic squad), Tech has placed 13 players on the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, and only Feltes and Plagman have received the honor on multiple occasions.
Florida State and Duke led all ACC schools with six student-athletes on the 2008 squad, while Maryland placed five members on the team.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned at least a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained at least a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. The voting committee also considers athletic achievement and game participation when selecting the team.
The 2008 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team is as follows:
2008 All-ACC Academic Baseball TeamName, School Class MajorNick Asselin, Boston College Jr. Administrative StudiesColin Bates, North Carolina Fr. Business AdministrationKevin Biringer, Maryland Sr. Civil EngineeringCharlie Blackmon, Georgia Tech Jr. Management**Andrew Carraway, Virginia Jr. Commerce**Joey Cutler, NC State Jr. Aerospace Engineering*Neal Davis, Virginia So. Undeclared*David DiNatale, Miami Jr. Accounting**Chad Durakis, Maryland Sr. Finance/Business Management**Allan Dykstra, Wake Forest Jr. BusinessMatt Fairel, Florida State So. Business* Brad Feltes, Georgia Tech Sr. ManagementMike Freeman, Clemson So. Financial Management**Nate Freiman, Duke Jr. History**Andy Goff, Wake Forest Sr. CommunicationsDan Grovatt, Virginia Fr. UndeclaredJason Haniger, Georgia Tech Jr. ManagementAlex Hassan, Duke So. Psychology*Ben Hunter, Wake Forest Sr. BiologyRyan Jackson, Miami So. SociologyKyle Kreick, Duke Sr. Economics*Alex Lee, Clemson So. Mathematical SciencesJake Lemmerman, Duke Fr. UndeclaredJames MacDonald, Boston College Jr. EconomicsCharlie Mellies, Wake Forest Sr. Political Science*Mike Murphy, Maryland Sr. Finance/Business ManagementSean O'Brien, Virginia Tech Sr. Education/Physical Education*Tommy Oravetz, Florida State Jr. Geography*Joe Palumbo, Maryland Sr. Finance/Business ManagementJarrett Parker, Virginia Fr. Undeclared* Tony Plagman, Georgia Tech So. ManagementRyan Pond, NC State Sr. Business Management**Buster Posey, Florida State Jr. Business FinanceMatt Quinn, Maryland Fr. EducationJack Rye, Florida State Sr. Real EstateClayton Shunick, NC State Jr. Business Management*Anthony Sosnoskie, Virginia Tech So. University StudiesJustin Sarratt, Clemson So. ManagementGraham Stoneburner, Clemson Fr. ManagementRyan Strauss, Florida State Sr. FinanceStuart Tapley, Florida State Fr. BusinessAdam Warren, North Carolina Jr. Business Administration*Matt Williams, Duke Jr. Political ScienceAndrew Wolcott, Duke Jr. History
*Repeat All-ACC academic honorees **Three-time honorees