CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Five Virginia baseball student-athletes were honored on the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team as announced by the league office on Tuesday (July 2). The five honorees matched a school record established in 2009.
For the second straight season, sophomore Andrew Abbott (Nathalie, Va.), was listed on the ACC All-Academic Team. Senior Chesdin Harrington (Montpelier, Va.) landed a spot on the All-Academic squad for the second time after being recognized in 2017. Freshman Nic Kent (Charlottesville, Va.), sophomore Kyle Whitten (Manassas, Va.) and graduate student Riley Wilson (Midlothian, Va.) were each recognized for the first time.
To be in consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, student-athletes need 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 Cavaliers have placed multiple selections on the ACC All-Academic Team in all but one year since 2007.
Harrington, an American Studies and Media Studies double major, led the team with five wins and had the team’s lowest ERA (3.49) among qualified pitchers. He was also the recipient of the ACC’s postgraduate scholarship and was recognized by the Virginia Athletic department with the Wahoowa Award and the Ernest H. Ern Jr. award for outstanding contributions to student life at UVA.
Abbott, a biology major, was a member of the 2018 ACC honor roll. On the mound this season he recorded 59 strikeouts in 44 innings. He tallied three saves to up his career total to nine in two years. Abbott was recently selected to pitch for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
Kent adds the academic accolade after collected a number of on-field awards, including freshman All-America honors from D1Baseball.com and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Kent led the team in stolen bases with 17, while co-leading the club in triples (3) and RBI (42).
Whitten, an Inter-American Studies major, took hold of the team’s closer role, compiling nine saves, the third-most in the ACC. He appeared in a team-best 27 games and finished with a 3-1 overall record.
Wilson completed his master’s degree in Higher Education and had his best year on the mound in establishing career highs in appearances (25), innings pitched (25.0) and strikeouts (34). The left-hander recorded his first career save in the team’s regular season home finale against VCU.
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 at a later date.
2019 MEN’S ALL-ACC ACADEMIC BASEBALL TEAM
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Logan Davidson, Jr., Clemson
Joseph Suozzi, Boston College, Jr., Economics
Mat Clark, Clemson, Jr., Management
Logan Davidson, Clemson, Jr., Management
Carson Spiers, Clemson, Jr., Management
Kyle Wilkie, Clemson, Jr., Sports Communication
Chris Crabtree, Duke, So. Computer Science
Hunter Davis, Duke, Sr., Economics
Matt Dockman, Duke, So., Mathematics/Economics
Kyle Gallagher, Duke, Gr., Management Studies
Joey Loperfido, Duke, So., Sociology
Ben Gross, Duke, Gr., Management Studies
Bryce Jarvis, Duke, So., Mechanical Engineering
Ethan Murray, Duke, Fr., Undecided
Michael Rothenberg, Duke, So., Political Science
Chase Haney, Florida State, Jr., Commercial Entrepreneurship
Drew Mendoza, Florida State, Jr. Statistics
Matheu Nelson, Florida State, Fr., Sport Management
Michael Guldberg, Georgia Tech, So. Industrial Engineering
Brant Hurter, Georgia Tech, So. Business Administration
Chase Murray, Georgia Tech, Jr., Business Administration
Cort Roedig, Georgia Tech, Fr., Aerospace Engineering
Luke Waddell, Georgia Tech, So., Business Administration
Nick Bennett, Louisville, Jr., Sports Administration
Alex Binelas, Louisville, Fr., Sports Administration
Reid Detmers, Louisville, So., Sports Administration
Lucas Dunn, Louisville, So., Sports Administration
Bryan Hoeing, Louisville, Sr., Sports Administration
Justin Lavey, Louisville, Jr., Exercise Science
Michael McAvene, Louisville, Jr., Sports Administration
Danny Oriente, Louisville, Jr., Sports Administration
Jake Snider, Louisville, Jr., Sports Administration
Slade Cecconi, Miami, Fr., Health Science
Adrian Del Castillo, Miami, Fr., Finance
Daniel Federman, Miami, So., Finance
JP Gates, Miami, Fr., Sports Administration
Evan McKendry, Miami, So., Entrepreneurship
Chris McMahon, Miami, So., Management
Alex Toral, Miami, So., Management
Anthony Vilar, Miami, Fr., Management
Hansen Butler, North Carolina, Sr., Mgt. & Society/Sociology
Caden O’Brien, North Carolina, So., Exercise & Sport Mgt./Sport Administration
Patrick Bailey, NC State, So., Sport Management
Jonathan Butler, NC State, So., Accounting
Cameron Cotter, NC State, So., Biological Science
Cameron Junker, Notre Dame, Jr., Business Analytics
Eric Gilgenbach, Notre Dame, Sr., Finance
Billy Corcoran, Pitt, Fr., Undeclared
Bryce O’ Farrell, Pitt, So., Sociology
Chesdin Harrington, Virginia, Sr., American Studies/Media Studies
Andrew Abbott, Virginia, So., Biology
Nic Kent, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared
Kyle Whitten, Virginia, So., Inter-American Studies
Riley Wilson, Virginia, Gr., Higher Education
Kerry Carpenter, Virginia Tech, Jr., Finance
Chris Gerard, Virginia Tech, Fr., Business
Ryan Okuda, Virginia Tech, Fr., Mechanical Engineering
William Fleming, Wake Forest, So., Communication
Bobby Hearn, Wake Forest, Sr., Finance
Antonio Menendez, Wake Forest, So., Finance
Brendan Tinsman, Wake Forest, Fr., Undeclared
Tyler Witt, Wake Forest, Sr., Health & Exercise