Virginia's Brian Buchanan and Seth Greisinger Selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Baseball Team
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.
— UVa —