IRVING, Texas - East Carolina sophomore Drew Reynolds was named to the 2012 Conference USA All-Academic Team, as selected by the league’s baseball sports information directors. In order to be eligible for the recognition, student-athletes must hold a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, be of at least sophomore academic standing and be a starter or key reserve for their team.
Reynolds, the Pirates designated hitter and closer, is a two-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and four-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient that holds a 3.44 cumulative GPA as a physical education major.
A native of Cherryville, N.C., Reynolds is the lone league member on the John Olerud Watch List, which is given to the nation’s top two-way player. He sports the second-best average on the team batting .328 with two home runs, seven doubles, 22 RBI, 27 runs and has recorded 18 multi-hit games. On the mound, he owns a 3-0 record in 20 appearances with 10 saves, ranking fourth in C-USA.
The Pirates (34-20-1) are in Pearl, Miss. for the 2012 Conference USA Championship presented by Trustmark, at Trustmark Park. As the sixth seed, ECU will square off with No. 3 seed Tulane on Wednesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. (ET), before playing No. 2 seed UCF (41-14) on Friday at 4 p.m. (ET) and No. 7 UAB (29-27) Saturday at 4 p.m. (ET). ECU will not play on Thursday as that is its designated day off.
2012 Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team
NAME - SCHOOL - YEAR - GPA – MAJOR
Drew Reynolds - East Carolina - Sophomore - 3.44 - Physical Education
Jared Ray - Houston - Senior - 3.44 - Psychology
Ethan Gross - Memphis - Sophomore - 3.82 - Accounting
Dan Langfield - Memphis - Junior - 3.69 - Sport & Leisure Management
Sam Moll - Memphis - Sophomore - 3.69 - Accounting
* Jeremy Rathjen - Rice - Senior - 3.52 - Economics
Matthew Reckling - Rice - Senior - 3.45 - Sport Management
Michael Sterling - Southern Miss - Freshman-R - 3.48 - Construction Engineering
Brandon Boudreaux - Tulane - Junior - 3.66 - Management
Jeremy Schaffer - Tulane - Senior - 3.31 - Finance
* Keith DePew - UAB - Senior - 3.92 - High School Education & History
Ryan Nance - UAB - Senior - 3.41 - Marketing
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