THE FLATS – Recognized as one of the nation’s top student-athletes for his combined performance on the field and in the classroom, Georgia Tech baseball sophomore Michael Guldberg was selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
One of just three ACC baseball student-athletes to make all-district, the Yellow Jacket earned a 3.91 GPA this year, entering his second year in the industrial engineering program at Georgia Tech. He joined 11 others from District 4, which is comprised of Division I teams from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
On the field, Guldberg has been both a utility infielder for No. 7 Georgia Tech and the team’s primary designated hitter. He currently leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in hitting (.376) and is sixth in on-base percentage (.466). While he leads the team with 59 hits on the year, he also ranks sixth in the ACC with seven sacrifice bunts. One of Tech’s toughest to strikeout, he averages 7.9 at-bats per strikeout.
His most clutch moment of the season came in the bottom of the ninth in Game 2 against then-No. 9 North Carolina when, after two singles and a sacrifice bunt, Guldberg was able to hit a high, fly ball for the walk-off sacrifice fly. It marked the third walk-off of the year for Tech and the team’s sixth victory over a top-15 opponent.
Guldberg is the first all-district selection for Tech since 2017 when Coleman Poje earned the honor. First-team academic all-district honorees advance to the academic all-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team (when selected) academic All-America selections will be announced in June.