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Sept. 24, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Baseball Team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The 52-member team was voted on by the nine league institutions that sponsor the sport as decided by the league’s 50th Anniversary Committee. Virginia had two former players, Brian Buchanan and Seth Greisinger, selected to the squad.

Clemson led all league schools with 12 members on the Golden Anniversary team while Georgia Tech had the second most players selected with nine. N.C. State and Wake Forest each had seven players selected, followed by Florida State with six, North Carolina with four, Duke with three and Virginia with two.

Buchanan (1992-1994) is one of only two UVa players ever drafted in the MLB Draft first round when he was selected in the first round of the MLB Draft in 1994 by the New York Yankees. At Virginia, Buchanan was named a First-Team Baseball America All-America selection as an outfielder and was named a Collegiate Baseball All-America Second-Team selection as an outfielder in 1994. Buchanan was also selected to the 1994 All-ACC First Team.

Buchanan is UVa’s all-time career leader with 13 triples and is Virginia’s all-time leader with a .613 slugging percentage. He is fourth all-time at Virginia with 30 career home runs, sixth all-time with 345 total bases, seventh all-time in being hit by a pitch (16) and tenth all-time with a .337 career batting average. Buchanan holds the Virginia single-season records with 66 RBI, 22 home runs, 165 total bases and an .838 slugging percentage after setting all four career marks in the 1994 season. He also holds the second highest single season mark at UVa with six triples (1993), the fourth highest mark in a single season with 57 runs scored (1994) and the sixth highest mark in a single season with 78 hits (1994).

Greisinger (1994-1996) was a standout pitcher for the Cavaliers who joins Buchanan as one of only two Virginia baseball players selected in the MLB Draft first round after being selected in the first round of the 1996 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers. He was named an ABCA First-Team All-American, a Baseball America First-Team All-American and a Collegiate Baseball First-Team All-American in 1996. Greisinger was also named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 1996 ACC Baseball Tournament and was a Second-Team All-ACC selection in 1996. He helped guide Virginia to only its third NCAA Regional appearance when he aided UVa to a 3-2 mark in the 1996 South I Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Greisinger is Virginia’s all-time career leader with 290 strikeouts and 21 pitching victories. He stands second all-time for a career at UVa with 282.1 innings pitched, third all-time with 40 games started and sixth all-time with 14 complete games pitched. Greisinger holds the Virginia single-season records for most innings pitched (123) and for most pitching victories (12) and is tied for first for the most games started in a single season as a pitcher with 16. All three of his single season records were set in 1996. Greisinger also holds the fifth highest record for most strikeouts in a season with 95 in 1995, the seventh highest winning percentage (.857) in a single season following a 12-2 record in 1996, the fifth and seventh highest mark in a single season with seven (1995) and six (1996) complete games pitched, and holds the sixth highest mark in a single season with 97.2 innings pitched in 1995.

Here is a look at the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Baseball team, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

ACC 50th Anniversary Baseball Team

Player			School			Year		HometownRusty Atkins                     	Clemson                         	1965-1967      	Fort Mill, S.C.Jake Austin                       	Wake Forest           	1989-1992           	Atlanta, Ga.Jeff Baker                         	Clemson                        	2000-2001           	Woodbridge, Va.Scott Bankhead                	North Carolina               	1982-1984            	Reidsville, N.C.Brian Bark                       	NC State                         	1987-1990         	Randallstown, Md.Brian Barnes                    	Clemson                         	1986-1989           	Roanoke Rapids, N.C.Kris Benson                      	Clemson                         	1994-1996           	Kennesaw, Ga.Scott Bradley                   	North Carolina               	1979-1981          	Essex Fells, N.J.Tom Bradley                    	Maryland                       	1967-1968         	Falls Church, Va.Kevin Brown                    	Georgia Tech                  	1984-1986      	McIntyre, Ga.Brian Buchanan       	Virginia                          	1992-1994          	Clifton, Va.Mike Caldwell                  	NC State                         	1968-1971        	Tarboro, N.C.J.D. Drew                         	Florida State                  	1995-1997           	Hahira, Ga.Nomar Garciaparra         	Georgia Tech                  	1992-1994          	Whittier, Calif.Rusty Gerhardt                 	Clemson                         	1969-1972          	Baltimore, Md.Khalil Greene                   	Clemson                         	1999-2001            	Key West, Fla.Tommy Gregg                  	Wake Forest                   	1982-1985           	Winston-Salem, N.C.Seth Greisinger        	Virginia                          	1994-1996            	McLean, Va.John-Ford Griffin              	Florida State                  	1999-2001           	Sarasota, Fla.Ty Griffin                          	Georgia Tech                  	1986-1988         	Tampa, Fla.Terry Harvey                    	NC State                         	1992-1995        	Dacula, Ga.Bert Heffernan                 	Clemson                         	1985-1988           	Centerreach, N.Y.Riccardo Ingram              	Georgia Tech                  	1986-1987            	Douglas, Ga.Ryan Jackson                   	Duke                              	1991-1994          	Sarasota, Fla.Jonathan Johnson            	Florida State                  	1993-1995         	Ocala, Fla.Jimmy Key                       	Clemson                         	1980-1982          	Huntsville, Ala.Billy Koch                        	Clemson                         	1994-1996         	West Babylon, N.Y.Matthew LeCroy               	Clemson                         	1995-1997      	Belton, S.C.Mike MacDougal              	Wake Forest                   	1997-1999        	Mesa, Ariz.Quinton McCracken          	Duke                              	1989-1992            	Southport, N.C.Marshall McDougall        	Florida State                  	1999-2000           	Valrico, Fla.Billy Merrifield                 	Wake Forest                   	1980-1983         	Rocky Mount, N.C.Shane Monahan              	Clemson                         	1993-1995         	Marietta, Ga.Jeremy Morris                  	Florida State                  	1994-1997          	Quincy, Fla.Jim Norris                        	Maryland                       	1968-1970           	Seaford, N.Y.Jon Palmieri                     	Wake Forest                   	1996-1999       	Mineola, N.Y.Jay Payton                       	Georgia Tech                  	1992-1994         	Zanesville, OhioJim Poole                         	Georgia Tech                 	1986-1988        	Voorhes, N.J.Brad Rigby                      	Georgia Tech                  	1992-1994         	Longwood, Fla.Scott Schoeneweis            	Duke                              	1993-1996          	Mt. Laurel, N.J.Billy Scripture                  	Wake Forest                   	1962-1964     	Virginia Beach, Va.Tom Sergio                      	NC State                         	1994-1997       	Norristown, Pa.Brick Smith                      	Wake Forest                   	1978-1981            	Charlotte, N.C.Billy Spiers                      	Clemson                         	1985-1987        	Cameron, S.C.B.J. Surhoff                      	North Carolina               	1983-1985     	Rye, N.Y.Mark Teixeira                   	Georgia Tech                  	1999-2001      	Severna Park, Md.Jason Varitek                    	Georgia Tech                  	1991-1994            	Longwood, Fla.Jake Weber                       	NC State                        	1995-1998          	Wappingers Falls, N.Y.Walt Weiss                      	North Carolina               	1983-1985          	Suffern, N.Y.Paul Wilson                      	Florida State                  	1992-1994          	Orlando, Fla.Tracy Woodson                	NC State                         	1982-1984     	Richmond, Va.Turtle Zaun                      	NC State                         	1985-1988           	Hanover, Va.

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