2014 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team Announced

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Florida State’s Smith Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Gage Smith of Florida State leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Smith graduated with a double bachelor’s degree in business marketing and management following the spring semester. He was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team for 2014 and earned FSU Dean’s List honors in the fall of 2013. He has been named the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year the past two seasons.

On the field, Smith was voted to the All-ACC Third Team, finished the season with a 5-2 record and ranked 10th in the league with a 2.39 ERA in 64.0 innings pitched. He led the ACC in appearances with 40, marking the third consecutive year that he has led the league. 

Fifteen players were selected to the All-ACC Academic Team after being named to the All-ACC Team: Clemson’s Steven Duggar, Tyler Krieger, and Matthew Crownover; Duke’s Aaron Cohn, Florida State’s Josh Delph, Luke Weaver, and Smith; Georgia Tech’s Daniel Spingola, Miami’s Bryan Garcia, North Carolina’s Trent Thornton, NC State’s Andrew Knizner, and Virginia’s Mike Papi, Daniel Pinero, and Brandon Waddell; and Virginia Tech’s Mark Zagunis.

Three players – Weaver, Garcia, and Papi – also collected All-America accolades, while Knizner and Pinero are Freshman All-Americans on the All-ACC Academic Team. Maryland’s Kyle Convissar, Wake Forest’s Evan Stephens, and Florida State’s Smith were previously named Capital One Academic All-Americans. 

Duke and Florida State lead all ACC programs with eight players recognized, followed by Wake Forest with five and Clemson and Virginia with four apiece.

Maryland’s Convissar earned his fourth career selection to the ACC All-Academic Team. Eight other players were recognized for the third time. 

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.  Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

2014 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
Matt CampbellSr.Clemson***Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Mgt.
Matthew CrownoverSo.Clemson**Communication Studies
Steven DuggarSo.Clemson**Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Mgt.
Tyler KriegerSo.ClemsonParks, Recreation, & Tourism Mgt.
Aaron CohnSr.  DukeHistory
Ryan DeitrichGSDukeMaster of Management Studies
Robert HuberSr.Duke***Computer Science
Mark LumpaSr.DukeEconomics
Michael MatuellaSo.DukeEconomics
Andy PerezJr.DukePsychology
Michael RosenfeldSr.Duke**Psychology
Trent SwartJr.Duke***Public Policy Studies
Michael ComptonJr.Florida State**Applied Economics
Josh DelphJr.Florida State**Secondary Education
Ben DeLuzioFr.Florida StateExercise Science
Justin GonzalezSr.Florida StateSport Management
John SansoneSo.Florida StateSport Management
Gage SmithSr.Florida State***Business- Management & Marketing (DM)
Billy StrodeJr.Florida StateSport Management
Luke WeaverJr.Florida StateSport Management
Ben ParrFr. Georgia TechBusiness Administration
Daniel SpingolaJr.Georgia TechIndustrial Engineering
Devin StantonJr.Georgia TechBusiness Administration
Kyle ConvissarSr.Maryland****Finance
Kevin MooneySo.MarylandGeographical Sciences
Bryan GarciaFr. MiamiAccounting
Javier SalasSr.Miami**Accounting
Thomas WoodreySo.MiamiFinance
Andrew KniznerFr.NC StateIndustrial Engineering
Eric PetersonJr.NC StateSport Management
Dale ThomasSr.NC State**Park/Natural Resources
Benton MossJr.North Carolina***Business Administration
Tyler RamirezFr.North CarolinaUndecided
Trent ThorntonSo.North Carolina**Undecided
Donald HissaSr.Notre DameFinance
Blaise LezynskiJr.Notre DameMarketing
Robert YoungdahlJr.Notre DameEconomics
Jonathan DanielczykSr.PittMarketing & Legal Studies
Whit MayberryGSVirginia***Educational Psychology
Mike PapiJr.VirginiaReligious Studies
Daniel PineroFr.VirginiaUndeclared
Brandon WaddellSo.VirginiaEconomics
Brad MarkeySr.Virginia Tech**Management
Jon WoodcockJr.Virginia TechPsychology
Mark ZagunisJr.Virginia Tech***Sociology
Matt ConwaySr.Wake Forest**Finance
Parker DunsheeFr.Wake ForestUndeclared
Aaron FossasJr.Wake ForestCommunication
Nate MondouFr.Wake ForestUndeclared
Evan StephensSr.Wake Forest***Finance
* Career honors