2003 All-ACC Baseball Team Announced; Avent COY

Salem, Va. - With 8 All-ACC selections, the Florida State Seminoles head up the 2003 All-Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams as selected by a vote of the league's nine head coaches. The teams, announced today at the 30th annual ACC Baseball Tournament, also include five players from NC State and four players from Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Maryland and Virginia each tab one All-Conference selection.

Wake Forest junior Jamie D'Antona was named ACC Player of the Year after hitting .370 on the season with a .728 slugging percentage. D'Antona recorded 34 hits, nine doubles, eight home runs, 31 RBI and 12 walks this season, leading the Demon Deacons to a 29-22 ledger. He stands fifth on the league's all-time home runs list with 58 and is tied for seventh on the RBI list with 239.

Georgia Tech's Micah Owings was tabbed the conference Rookie of the Year after helping the Yellow Jackets to a 39-15 overall record and a 17-7 record in the ACC in his freshman campaign. The utility player collected 22 RBI, while throwing 49.1 innings in eight conference match-ups.

NC State's Elliot Avent was named this year's ACC Coach of the Year after leading the Wolfpack to a 39-14 record and a 15-9 conference mark. NC State enters the Championship as the third seed and will face six seeded Virginia at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, May 21.

2003 All-ACC Baseball Team

First Team
1B Michael Johnson Clemson
2B Eric Patterson Georgia Tech
3B Jamie D'Antona Wake Forest
SS Stephen Drew Florida State
C Colt Morton NC State
OF Adam Bourassa Wake Forest
OF Jeremy Cleveland North Carolina
OF Tony McQuade Florida State
P Joey Devine NC State
P Trent Peterson Florida State
P Kyle Sleeth Wake Forest
P Vern Sterry NC State
At Large Joe Koshansky Virginia
At Large Micah Owings Georgia Tech

Second Team
1B Jerrod Brown Florida State
2B David Slevin Clemson
3B Brad McCann Clemson
SS Russel Triplett Clemson
C Tony Richie Florida State
OF Sean Farrell North Carolina
OF Joe Gaetti NC State
OF Ryan Johnson Wake Forest
OF Matt Murton Georgia Tech
P Kyle Bakker Georgia Tech
P Daniel Davidson Florida State
P Daniel Hodges Florida State
P Matt Lynch Florida State
P Mike Rogers NC State
P Steve Schmoll Maryland
At Large Ryan Blake North Carolina
At Large Chad Prosser North Carolina


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