UNCGSPARTANS.COM
6-7-2018

AUSTIN, Texas – UNCG center fielder and sixth round pick of the 2018 MLB Draft Andrew Moritz was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Baseball team as announced Thursday afternoon. This is the second-straight season that Moritz has earned Academic All-American honors. He is a second team selection this season after being a first team honoree a year ago.

The junior outfielder was second in the nation with a .428 batting average this season. He was named the Southern Conference’s Player of the Year and led the league with 61 RBI. Moritz set a new school record by tripling 10 times this season. The junior swiped 12 bases and earned a .991 fielding percentage and reached base in a school-record 47-straight games to close the year. Moritz earned a 3.89 GPA while majoring in accounting during his time at UNCG.

FIRST TEAM

Pos.    Name                School                                                 GPA    Yr.       Major

P       Matt Ball             United States Military Academy              3.99     Sr.         Electrical Engineering

P       Nick Sandlin (3)  University of Southern Mississippi           3.91     Sr.         Construction Engineering Technology

C       Alex Holderbach  Eastern Kentucky University                   3.89     Jr.        Physical Education

IF       Nick Grande      Stony Brook University                           4.00     So.       Politics

IF       Justin Jones (2) ($)Georgia State University                    4.11     Sr.         Health & Physical Education

IF       Jake McKenzie   University of Texas                                3.95     Sr.        Petroleum Engineering

IF       Simon Whiteman Yale University                                    3.99     Jr.        Chemical Engineering

OF     Stephen Born (3) ($) U.S. Naval Academy                       3.80     Sr.        Operations Research

OF     Devlin Granberg   Dallas Baptist University                       4.00     Sr.        Kinesiology

OF     Jayse McLean       North Dakota State University               4.00     Sr.         Mechanical Engineering

DH     Will Haueter         Northern Kentucky University              4.00      Sr.         Finance

SECOND TEAM

Pos.    Name                School                                                 GPA    Yr.       Major

P       Dylan Moore (2) (#)Louisiana                                        4.00     Sr.         Political Science / Pre-Law

P       Ben Morrison      Western Kentucky University                4.00     Sr.         Biology / Pre-Med

C       Collin Braithwaite Illinois State University                       3.97     Sr.         Spanish

IF       Nolan Bumstead            CSUN                                      3.90     Sr.        Engineering

IF       Trevor Putzig (2)           Tennessee Tech University        3.75     Sr.         Finance

IF       Rafael Ramirez  Grambling State University                   3.88     So.        Kinesiology

IF       Andrew Valichka           North Carolina Central University 4.00     Sr.         Behavioral & Social Sciences

OF     Andrew Moritz (1) UNCG                                                3.89     Jr.        Accounting

OF     Gehrig Parker     Butler University                                  3.99     Sr.         Sports Media

OF     Hunter Phillips   Alabama State                                      4.00     Jr.        Computer Info Systems

DH     Nico Mascia       University of Tennessee                         3.99     Jr.         Biomolecular Engineering

THIRD TEAM

Pos.    Name                School                                                 GPA    Yr.       Major

P       Jake Bird             UCLA                                                  3.62     Sr.        Economics

P       Jeff Gottesman    Bucknell University                              4.00     Jr.        Accounting & Financial Management

C       Ryan Jeffers        UNCW                                                 3.64     Jr.        Physics

IF       Aaron Aucker    Middle Tennessee State                         3.44     Sr.        Biology

IF       Chase Chambers Tennessee Tech University                  3.50     Sr.         Mechanical Engineering

IF       Micah Coffey    University of Minnesota                          3.84     Sr.         Human Resource Development

IF       Joe Provenzano (3) McNeese State University                3.76     Sr.         Finance / Accounting

OF     Isaac Feldstein    University of Connecticut                     3.96/3.98 Gr.   Financial Risk Management

OF     Sam Fuller          St. Bonaventure University                   3.99     Jr.        Biology / History

OF     Nick Howie        Eastern Kentucky University                 4.00     So.         Finance

DH     Richard Cunningham Baylor University                         3.83/3.89 Gr.         Finance (UG) / Business Admin. (G)

Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year: Devlin Granberg, Dallas Baptist

(1) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I first team selection in 2017

(2) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I second team selection in 2017

(3) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I third team selection in 2017

(#) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I first team selection in 2016

($) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I third team selection in 2016

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