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AUSTIN, Texas – UNCG centerfielder Andrew Moritz (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) has earned First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  This is the first time in program history a Spartan baseball player has earned First Team Academic All-America honors.

An accounting major, he earned 3.99 grade point average.  On the field, the sophomore hits at a .390 average and holds the school record with a .394 career average. Moritz currently leads the team with 20 stolen bases and is fourth all-time with 13 career triples. He has started 97 games in a Spartan uniform all in centerfield. A standout defensively, Moritz has made Sportscenter Top Ten plays in March, and made a leaping catch with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth to preserve a 13-12 victory over Wofford.


Pos.  Name                         School                              Yr.     Hometown                  GPA     Major

P       Cole Lipscomb %         Auburn                               Sr.     Prattville, Ala.               4.00     Information systems

P       Jake Thompson           Oregon State                      Jr.     Florence, Ore.              3.60     Economics

C       Travis Watkins            East Carolina                      Gr.     Concord, N.C.    4.00,4.00 (G)  MBA

IF      Ben Fisher                  Eastern Kentucky                Sr.     Richmond, Ky.             3.97     Biology

IF      David MacKinnon (1)    Hartford                             Sr.     Easton, Mass.              3.87     Accounting

IF      Caleb Stayton (1)        Ball State                           Sr.     Goshen, Ind.                3.92     Telecommunications

IF      Hunter Williams           Tulane                                Sr.     West Monroe, La.          4.00     Neuroscience

OF     Theodore Hoffman       Texas State                        Jr.     Brenham, Texas            4.00     Management

OF     Andrew Moritz            UNCG                               So.    Charlotte, N.C.            3.99     Accounting

OF     Russell Williams (3)     U.S. Air Force Academy      Sr.     McKinney, Texas          3.80     Economics

DH    Nicholas Egli               Belmont                             Sr.     Brentwood, Tenn.          3.91     Engineering physics / math.


Pos.  Name                         School                              Yr.     Hometown                  GPA     Major

P       Kirk McCarty               Southern Miss                     Jr.     Hattiesburg, Miss.         4.00     Accounting

P       Dylan Moore (1)           Louisiana                            Jr.     Hughes Springs, Texas  4.00     Political science / pre-law

C       Charlie Madden            Mercer                               Sr.     Dunwoody, Ga.             3.83     Accounting

IF      Hunter Bening             Mercer                               Sr.     Fayetteville, Ga.           3.91     Finance

IF      Jesse Berardi              St. John's (N.Y.)                 Jr.     Commack, N.Y.           3.85     Finance

IF      Justin Jones (3)           Georgia State                      Jr.     Warner Robins, Ga.       4.08     Health & physical education

IF      Trevor Putzig               Tennessee Tech                  Jr.     Louisville, Ky.              3.75     Business management

OF     Brian Beard                 Norfolk State                      Sr.     Chesapeake, Va.          3.80     Business management

OF     Sam Grigo                  Brown                                Jr.     Westbrook, Conn.         4.00     Economics

OF     Daniel Jipping              Central Michigan                  Jr.     Canton, Mich.               3.94     Finance

OF     Jared Mang                 New Mexico                        So.    Los Alamos, N.M.         3.91     Pre exercise science

DH    Aaron Barnett              Pepperdine                         Sr.     Mission Viejo, Calif.       3.83     Economics

DH    Jake Kuzbel                Georgetown                        Sr.     Ashburn, Va.                3.50     Biochemistry


Pos.  Name                         School                              Yr.     Hometown                  GPA     Major

P       Nick Sandlin                Southern Miss                     So.    Evans, Ga.                  4.00     Construction engineering tech.

P       Tyler Zombro              George Mason                     Sr.     Staunton, Va.               3.98     Integrative studies

C       Will Olson                   Texas Arlington                   So.    Sherman, Texas            3.92     Economics & finance

IF      Joe Provenzano           McNeese State                   Jr.     Downers Grove, Ill.       3.79     Finance

IF      Carl Stajduhar             New Mexico                        Jr.     Fort Collins, Colo.         3.69     Liberal arts

IF      Matt Winaker               Stanford                             Jr.     Alamo, Calif.                3.65     Science, technology & society

IF      Charles Yorgen           East Carolina                      Sr.     Richmond, Va.              3.72     Business management

OF     Stephen Born (3)          U.S. Naval Academy           Jr.     Strafford, Pa.               3.77     Operations research

OF     Kaleb Duckworth (3)     WKU                                 Jr.     Henderson, Ky.            3.96     Accounting

CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year:  Ben Fisher, Eastern Kentucky

1 = 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team

2 = 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® second team

3 = 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® third team

% = 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-America® second team

Moritz and the Spartans are back in action tonight as they take on the Clemson Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Clemson Regional.