Three ACC players Named To NCBWA Preseason All-America Team

Dec. 17, 2010

GREEENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference is represented by three student-athletes on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association 2011 Preseason All-America Team. Florida State senior outfielder/pitcher Mike McGee and Virginia junior pitcher Danny Hultzen were named to the first team announced on Wednesday, while Clemson senior outfielder Jeff Schaus was a second-team selection.

FSU’s McGee, the 2010 John Olerud Award recipient as the nation’s top multi-position player, was named to the NCBWA squad at the utility position. His .328 average, 17 home runs and 73 RBI were a perfect compliment to a 4-1 pitching record, 13 saves, 20 appearances, and 33 strikeouts in 27 innings as the bullpen ace for the Seminoles in 2010.

Virginia’s Hultzen, the 2009 ACC Freshman of the Year and 2010 ACC Pitcher of the Year, posted an 11-1 record last season, along with a 2.78 ERA and an ACC-leading 123 strikeouts n 106.2 innings. Opposing batters hit just .193 against the Cavalier left-hander, another conference-leading figure.

Clemson’s Schaus drove in a conference-high 87 runs while batting .320 and ranking among the ACC leaders in hits with 91. Thirty-one of Schaus’ hits went for extra bases, including 15 home runs, and he struck out only 26 times in 324 plate appearances.

Please see the attached file of the NCBWA release and the complete 2011 Preseason All-America team. ACC teams will open their seasons on Feb. 18. The regular season concludes May 21, with the 2011 ACC Baseball Championship scheduled May 25-29 at Durham (N.C.) Bulls Athletic Park.