June 30, 2015
THE FLATS – Three Georgia Tech baseball players — senior Daniel Spingola, redshirt sophomore Jonathan King and freshman Kel Johnson — have been named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
Spingola and King each earned mention for the second time in their careers, while Johnson was tapped for the first time. At least three Jackets have been named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team each year since its inception in 2006.
King first earned All-ACC Academic recognition in 2013, and bounced back from an injury-plagued 2014 season to be the Jackets’ Friday night ace this season. He made 15 starts, earned four wins and pitched to a 3.82 ERA.
Spingola was honored on the All-Academic Team in each of the last two seasons. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in June after finishing his 186-game Tech career as a .293 hitter with 22 doubles, nine triples and six homers.
Johnson led all ACC freshmen with 10 home runs during hisimpressive rookie season. The ACC All-Freshman Team and Freshman All-America honoree batted .298 overall (.314 against the ACC) with nine doubles and 34 RBI.
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.