July 3, 2014
THE FLATS – Three Georgia Tech baseball players — juniors Daniel Spingola and Devin Stanton and freshman Ben Parr — have been named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
The awards are the first of the careers for the trio, who each played key roles this season for the ACC Champion Yellow Jackets. At least three Jackets have been named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team each year since its inception in 2006.
The lefty-swinging, center-fielder Spingola burst onto the scene in his first year as a starter and earned second-team All-ACC honors by hitting a team-best .319 (13th in the ACC), while leading the conference in hits (82) and triples (eight).
Spingola was one of 14 players to earn academic recognition after being named to the All-ACC Team.
Left-handed pitchers Parr and Stanton were key starters for the Yellow Jackets. Stanton finished sixth in league among qualifying pitchers in ERA (2.24) and posted a 5-3 record in 76.1 innings. Parr was just as sharp, recording a 2.62 ERA and 5-4 record in 65.1 inning.
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.