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Georgia Tech's Teixeira Named ACC Player Of The Year, Hall Tabbed As Coach Of The Year

Mark Teixeira, ACC Player of the Year
Danny Hall, ACC Coach of the Year

Reviewonline chat with Coach Danny Hall, conducted Monday, May 23

ATLANTA (May 23) — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the 2000 ACC Player, Coach and Rookie of the Year as selected by a vote of the league’s nine head baseball coaches.

Georgia Tech’s Mark Teixeira, the ACC leader in batting average (.420), home runs (16), runs scored (100), slugging percentage (.767) and on-base percentage (.546), was selected as the league’s Player of the Year. The sophomore third baseman, who also ranks second in the conference with 73 RBI, was named ACC Player of the Week three times this season.

The 1999 ACC Rookie of the Year, Teixeira becomes only the third player in ACC history to be named both the league’s Rookie and Player of the Year in his career. The Severna Park, Md. native also garnered his second straight first team all-conference award. Teixeira becomes Georgia Tech’s fourth ACC Player of the Year and the first since 1993 when former Yellow Jacket Jason Varitek was named the league’s top player.

Georgia Tech head coach Danny Hall was named ACC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career after also being selected as the ACC’s top coach in 1997. Hall has guided the Yellow Jackets to a 47-14 mark heading into this weekend’s NCAA Regional, and led the Yellow Jackets to the 2000 ACC Championship last weekend.

Hall is currently in his seventh season as head coach and has led Georgia Tech to the NCAA Tournament in six of his seven seasons as head coach.

North Carolina outfielder Adam Greenberg was named the ACC Rookie of the Year.

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