ATLANTA (June 6) — Georgia Tech sophomore third baseman Mark Teixeira, the 2000 National Player of the Year, was named to the first-team GTE Academic All-America Team. Teixeira, an Economics major, carries a 3.31 cumulative GPA.
The Severna Park, Md., native led the Atlantic Coast Conference in batting average (.427), home runs (18), runs scored (104), slugging percentage (.772) and on base percentage (.547). He helped lead Georgia Tech to a 50-16 overall record, the 2000 ACC Championship, and a spot in the NCAA Super Regionals.
Teixeira becomes the third Georgia Tech baseball player to earn first-team Academic All-America honors, joining former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra (1994) and pitcher L.J. Yankosky (1997 and 1998).
Teixeira is Georgia Tech’s third first-team Academic All-America of the 1999-2000 school year, joining volleyball standout Carolyn Clevenger and football player Dan Dyke.
GTE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
P Jason Anderson Illinois 3.33 AccountancyP Jon Smith Cal State Fullerton 4.00 Business AdministrationC Casey Myers Arizona State 4.00 MathematicsIF Phil Broshears Evansville 3.75 Sports MedicineIF Andy Green Kentucky 3.89 FinanceIF Jeff Perconte Notre Dame 3.73 Economics/GovernmentIF Mark Teixeira Georgia Tech 3.31 ManagementOF Jason Milleisen St. Bonaventure 3.70 FinanceOF Mike Pisani Michigan State 3.74 General BusinessOF Aaron Runk Iowa State 3.76 FinanceDH Brent Laircey Ala-Birmingham 3.84 Biology