Pat Krall Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson’s Pat Krall, the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, leads the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team as announced today.
A junior majoring in management who earned Dean’s List recognition in both the fall and spring, Krall was a key member of the Clemson pitching staff during the year, posting a 10-2 record in 29 appearances. He led the league and is seventh in the nation with a 1.67 ERA, and held opposing hitters to a .203 batting average to rank third in the conference.
The Downingtown, Pennsylvania, native garnered All-America accolades from Baseball America, Louisville Slugger, and the NCBWA. He was named to the All-ACC Second Team and was voted to the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team after helping the Tigers win the league title.
Twelve players were selected to the All-ACC Academic Team after previously being named to the All-ACC Team: Clemson’s Seth Beer and Krall, Duke’s Jack Labosky, Georgia Tech’s Kel Johnson, Louisville’s Nick Solak, Devin Hairston, Blake Tiberi, and Will Smith, Miami’s Bryan Garcia, and Wake Forest’s Nate Mondou, Stuart Fairchild, and Parker Dunshee.
Beer won the Dick Howser Trophy and was named National Freshman of the Year by the NCBWA and Louisville Slugger. Garcia was selected as the Stopper of the Year by the NCBWA.
Five players – Beer, Krall, Solak, Hairston, and Garcia – also collected All-America accolades. NC State’s Brett Kinneman and Notre Dame’s Matt Vierling were selected as Freshman All-Americans.
Florida State’s Ben DeLuzio and Michael Compton, Miami’s Garcia, NC State’s Andrew Knizner, and Wake Forest’s Mondou and Dunshee have been selected to the All-ACC Academic Team three times in their careers.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
2016 ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year:
Pat Krall, Clemson
2016 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
Logan Hoggarth, Sr., Boston College (Communication)
Alex Eubanks, R-Fr., Clemson (Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management)
Charlie Barnes, So., Clemson (Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management)