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May 20, 2003

SALEM, Va. – University of Virginia baseball player Joe Koshansky (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) was named to the 2003 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball First Team as an at-large selection. Koshansky, a third-year starter for UVa, was the only Virginia player selected to the 2003 All-ACC squad. He had a stellar regular season this year as both a pitcher and first baseman for the Cavaliers. As a pitcher, Koshansky boasts one of the nations lowest earned run averages with a 1.52 ERA. He has started eight games as a pitcher and has a record of 7-1 with 48 strikeouts (second on the team). Koshansky is also holding opposing batters to a team-low .187 batting average. At the plate, Koshansky is batting .317 with 53 hits including nine doubles, eight home runs (second one the team) and a team-high three triples. He has scored 37 runs (second on the team) and has recorded 34 RBI (third on the team).

With eight All-ACC selections, the Florida State Seminoles head up the 2003 All-Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams as selected by a vote of the league’s nine head coaches. The teams, announced at the 30th annual ACC Baseball Tournament, also include five players from N.C. State and four players from Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Maryland and Virginia each recorded one All-Conference selection.

Wake Forest junior Jamie D’Antona was named ACC Player of the Year after hitting .370 on the season with a .728 slugging percentage. D’Antona recorded 34 hits, nine doubles, eight home runs, 31 RBI and 12 walks this season, leading the Demon Deacons to a 29-22 ledger. He stands fifth on the league’s all-time home runs list with 58 and is tied for seventh on the RBI list with 239.

Georgia Tech’s Micah Owings was tabbed the conference Rookie of the Year after helping the Yellow Jackets to a 39-15 overall record and a 17-7 record in the ACC in his freshman campaign. The utility player collected 22 RBI, while throwing 49.1 innings in eight conference match-ups.

N.C. State’s Elliot Avent was named this year’s ACC Coach of the Year after leading the Wolfpack to a 39-14 record and a 15-9 conference mark. N.C. State enters the Championship as the third seed and will face six seeded Virginia at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, May 21.

Here is a complete look at the 2003 All-ACC Baseball Team:

2003 All-ACC Baseball Team

First Team

Pos.		Name			School1B 		Michael Johnson 		Clemson2B 		Eric Patterson 		Georgia Tech3B 		Jamie D'Antona 		Wake ForestSS 		Stephen Drew 		Florida StateC 		Colt Morton 		N.C. StateOF 		Adam Bourassa 		Wake ForestOF 		Jeremy Cleveland 		North CarolinaOF 		Tony McQuade 		Florida StateP 		Joey Devine 		N.C. StateP 		Trent Peterson 		Florida StateP 		Kyle Sleeth 		Wake ForestP 		Vern Sterry 		N.C. StateAt Large 		Joe Koshansky 		VirginiaAt Large 		Micah Owings 		Georgia Tech

Second Team

Pos.		Name			School1B 		Jerrod Brown 		Florida State2B 		David Slevin 		Clemson3B 		Brad McCann 		ClemsonSS 		Russel Triplett 		ClemsonC 		Tony Richie 		Florida StateOF 		Sean Farrell 		North CarolinaOF 		Joe Gaetti 		N.C. StateOF 		Ryan Johnson 		Wake ForestOF 		Matt Murton 		Georgia TechP 		Kyle Bakker 		Georgia TechP 		Daniel Davidson 		Florida StateP 		Daniel Hodges 		Florida StateP 		Matt Lynch 		Florida StateP 		Mike Rogers		 N.C. StateP 		Steve Schmoll 		MarylandAt Large 		Ryan Blake 		North CarolinaAt Large 		Chad Prosser 		North Carolina
Player of the Year: Jamie D'Antona - Wake ForestRookie of the Year: Micah Owings - Georgia TechCoach of the Year: Elliot Avent - N.C. State
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