Georgia Southwestern State University student-athletes Andrew Whiggum, Jared Allen, Tyler Daniel and Jody Sellars have been named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic baseball team.
Whiggum was a first team selection. Allen was named to the second team. Daniel and Sellars were voted to the third team.
Whiggum, a senior pitcher from Hawkinsville, made 13 starts in 2009. He finished with a 4-7 record in 74.1 innings of work. The four wins tied for the team lead on the Hurricane pitching staff. In the classroom, Whiggum, an exercise science major, owns a perfect 4.00 grade point average. A PBC Gold Scholar, he was named the 2008-09 GSW Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Allen, a sophomore first baseman from Lyons, started 43 games for the Hurricanes and hit .247 with five doubles, two triples, two home runs and 20 runs batted in. He stole 12 bases in 15 attempts and had an eight-game hitting streak this spring. A history education major and PBC Silver Scholar, Allen holds a 3.52 grade point average.
Daniel, a sophomore pitcher from Dublin, made 15 relief appearances for GSW this spring and posted a 5.81 earned run average. In 26.1 innings he stuck out 19 batters. A health and physical education major and PBC Presidential Scholar, Daniel has a 3.45 grade point average.
Sellars, a sophomore pitcher from Americus, started seven games for the ‘Canes, while appearing in 16 contests. He posted a 2-2 record with a 6.80 earned run average. In 42.1 innings he recorded 27 strikeouts. A health and physical education major and PBC Silver Scholar, Sellars holds a 3.40 grade point average.
The All-Academic team is part of a new season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the squad, a student-athlete must participate in at least half of her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; have achieved a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and have completed at least one full academic year at her current institution.
|Craig Brisson||North Georgia||Jr.||Lawrenceville, Ga.||3.28||Mathematics|
|Kenny Cail||Armstrong Atlantic St.||Sr.||Savannah, Ga.||3.53||Biology|
|Carlos Cardoza-Oquendo||Armstrong Atlantic St.||Jr.||San Juan, P.R.||3.71||Physical Education|
|Juan Dorando||Armstrong Atlantic St.||Sr.||San Pedro, Calif.||3.36||English Communications|
|Josh Heath||Armstrong Atlantic St.||So.||Locus Grove, Ga.||4.00||Biology|
|Ryan Kirkman||UNC Pembroke||Sr.||Liberty, N.C.||3.27||Criminal Justice|
|Danny McCorkell||GCSU||Sr.||Wentzville, Mo.||3.50||Health Education|
|Blake Norrell||Columbus St.||Sr.||Auburn, Ala.||3.52||Finance|
|John Sherrer||USC Aiken||Sr.||LaGrange, Ga.||3.58||Business Administration|
|Preston Shuey||Francis Marion||So.||Charlotte, N.C.||3.59||Finance|
|Jorge Virguez||Augusta State||Sr.||Lawrenceville, Ga.||3.38||Political Science|
|Cody Walden||Armstrong Atlantic St.||Sr.||Tuscon, Ariz.||3.33||Economics|
|Andrew Whiggum||Georgia Southwestern||Sr.||Hawkinsville, Ga.||4.00||Exercise Science|
|Jared Allen||Georgia Southwestern||Sr.||Lyons, Ga.||3.52||Management|
|Anthony Arrington||Columbus St.||St.||LaGrange, Ga.||3.28||Criminal Justice|
|Jeff Chase||Armstrong Atlantic St.||Sr.||Albuquerque, N.M.||3.30||Chemistry|
|Jason Cochroft||USC Aiken||So.||Gilbert, S.C.||3.46||Business Administration|
|Chris Grandinetti||USC Aiken||So.||Broomfield, Colo.||3.64||Undeclared|
|Brad Hall||North Georgia||So.||Atlanta, Ga.||3.30||Management|
|Sean Harrell||GCSU||Jr.||Martinez, Ga.||3.25||Biology|
|Josh Lovvorn||Lander||So.||Bradley, S.C.||3.44||Sociology|
|A.J. Nunziato||Lander||So.||South Setauket ,N.Y.||3.90||Exercise Science|
|Chris Tyler||Augusta St.||Sr.||Warner Robins, Ga.||3.29||Health & Kinesiology|
|Tyler Baughman||Columbus St.||So.||Columbus, Ga.||3.35||Health & Physica Education|
|Tim Bondell||Columbus St.||So.||Atlanta, Ga.||3.38||Pre-Nursing|
|Tyler Daniel||Georgia Southwestern||So.||Dublin, Ga.||3.45||Health & Physical Education|
|Pete Paris||GCSU||Sr.||Scranton, Pa.||3.22||Business Administration|
|Tom Poricelli||UNC Pembroke||Jr.||Howell, N.J.||3.24||Int. Business & Accounting|
|Jody Sellars||Georgia Southwestern||So.||Americus, Ga.||3.40||Health & Physical Education|
|Logan Sharrett||North Georgia||Jr.||Suwanee, Ga.||3.26||Business|
|Keith Whitman||UNC Pembroke||So.||Elkin, N.C.||3.23||Biology-Zoology|