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Four Yellow Jackets Named to 2008 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team

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


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