UNCGs Feltes selected to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team
GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro senior Greg Feltes was recently named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Three First Team as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A Rocky River, Ohio native, Feltes is used mainly as the team’s designated hitter in the three spot. The finance major holds a 3.44 GPA and already this season, he has worked his way onto several of UNCG’s Top 10 lists and has tied a single-game record.
To date in season records, he is tied at No. 8 with 11 home runs. In the career books, he is No. 4 in at-bats with 674, in seventh with 206 hits, and is tied at eighth with 194 games played in his four years as a Spartan. He is also listed at No. 7 with 156 runs scored, tied at No. 7 with 39 doubles, ninth with 106 RBI, tied for the No. 9 spot with 19 home runs, tied at the 10-spot with seven triples. In addition, he leads in an unfortunate category, hit by pitch, after being struck 33 times while at bat.
During the May 4, 18-17 victory over the College of Charleston at home, Feltes earned his way onto another UNCG record listing after registering five runs scored in a single game. On that list he joins fellow seniors Tim Carrier and Matt Gaski, along with three other former Spartans, Dominic Pattie, Joey DeAngelis, and Chris Healy.
On April 30, he landed himself in the Southern Conference record books after tallying his 200th career hit during the April 30 game against UNCG Ashville. As just the second Spartan to make the list, he joined former player, Ryan Gordon (2000-04).
Other notables from the season, from March 11-March 30, he held the team’s longest hit streak after going 14 straight, in the March 25 game against UAlbany, he hit a season high two home runs, and in the April 9 game against Duke he stole dual bases. Thus far he has tallied 18 multi hit games and in nine games he has recorded two or more RBI.
As a first-team selection, Feltes is now eligible for the All-America team. Voting is set to begin later this month. To be considered for the award, the nominee must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials, must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 (on a 4.0 scale), and must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing.
Feltes joins just one other student-athlete from the Southern Conference, Chris Swauger from The Citadel, on the 11-man team.
This weekend, UNCG is in Statesboro, GA taking on the Georgia Southern Eagles. The three-game, weekend series will put an end to the Spartans’ regular season road action. First pitch on Friday is set for 7pm with a 6pm start on Saturday and a 1:30pm start on Sunday.
For news about UNCG baseball, complete season schedule, and any other information regarding Spartan athletics log onto www.UNCGSpartans.com.
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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team (selected by
2008 Academic All-District Baseball Team District 3
Pos. Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major(s)
P Andrew Carraway VIRGINIA III Jr. Marietta, Ga. 3.56 Commerce
P Matt Fairel FLORIDA STATE III So. Winter Haven, Fla. 3.37 Business
C Buster Posey FLORIDA STATE III Jr. Leesburg, Ga. 3.79 Finance
IF Mike Armstrong MERCER III Sr. Evans, Ga. 3.72 Biomedical engineering
IF Nate Freiman DUKE III Jr. Wellesley, Mass. 3.78 History
IF Gordon Beckham GEORGIA III Jr. Atlanta, Ga. 3.21 Real Estate
IF Alex Gregory RADFORD III Jr. Great Falls, Va. 3.67 Marketing
OF Chris Swauger THE CITADEL III Sr. Tampa, Fla. 3.94 Business administration
OF John Dortch MERCER III Sr. Tallahassee, Fla. 3.98 Economics
OF Charlie Blackmon GEORGIA TECH III Jr. Suwanee, Ga. 3.71 Business management
DH Greg Feltes N.CAROLINA-GREENSBORO III Sr. Rocky River, Ohio 3.44 Finance
P Ben Hunter WAKE FOREST III Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio 3.78 Biology
P Adam Warren NORTH CAROLINA III Jr. New Bern, N.C. 3.28 Business administration
C Matt Williams DUKE III Jr. Northville, Mich. 3.37 Political science
IF Jean-Michel Rochon-Salvas GEORGIA STATE III Sr. Longueuil, Quebec 3.70 Computer science
IF David Towarnicky APPALACHIAN STATE III Jr. New Bern, N.C. 4.00 Accounting
IF Chris McGuiness THE CITADEL III So. James Island, S.C. 3.97 Business administration
IF David Giammaresi LIBERTY III Gr. Coral Springs, Fla. 3.67 M.B.A.
OF Tommy Baldridge COASTAL CAROLINA III Sr. Fort Mill, S.C. 3.52 Health promotions
OF David Richardson GEORGIA SOUTHERN III Sr. Dahlonega, Ga. 3.90 Exercise science
OF Preston Hale NORTH FLORIDA III So. Lakeland, Fla. 3.82 Criminal justice
DH David Burns OLD DOMINION III Sr. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.82 English
P Tyler Sexton WESTERN CAROLINA III Sr. High Point, N.C. 3.98 Sport management
P Zach Von Tersch GEORGIA TECH III So. Cedar Falls, Iowa 3.71 Management
P Clarence Nicely LIBERTY III Jr. Milton, W.Va. 4.0 Criminal justice
C Errol Hollinger LIBERTY III Jr. Upland, Calif. 3.68 Sport management
C Jason Haniger GEORGIA TECH III Jr. Santa Clara, Calif. 3.43 Management
C Andrew Franco APPALACHIAN STATE III Sr. Niceville, Fla. 3.29 Finance and banking
IF Brad Feltes GEORGIA TECH III Sr. Alpharetta, Ga. 3.30 Management
IF Brian Pierce GEORGIA SOUTHERN III Jr. Roswell, Ga. 3.83 Finance
IF Cole Figueroa FLORIDA III So. Tallahassee, Fla. 3.45 Sport management
IF Andy Goff WAKE FOREST III Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa. 3.25 Communication
IF Billy Shaughnessy MERCER III Sr. Roswell, Ga. 3.73 Finance and economics
OF Chris Dove ELON III Jr. Burlington, N.C. 3.31 Accounting
OF Chris Shehan GEORGIA SOUTHERN III Jr. Strasburg, Pa. 3.37 Accounting
OF Kyle Behrendt WOFFORD III So. Greenwood, S.C. 3.68 Finance
DH Travis Martin NORTH FLORIDA III Sr. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.21 History