Four Jackets Named to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
Georgia Tech baseball's Micah Carpenter, Trevor Craport, Kel Johnson and Coleman Poje were all named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Four Yellow Jackets were named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, the league office announced on Thursday. The four honorees marks the second straight year in which Georgia Tech has had four student-athletes named to the academic team.
The honor is the first for Carpenter, as the sophomore business administration major pitched in 24 games out of the bullpen for the Jackets this season. The righty posted a team-low 2.56 ERA over 31.2 innings of relief work, struck out 28 batters and held the opponents to a .244 batting average on the year.
This marks the second straight year in which Craport has received the academic accolades having earned a spot on the 2016 team. Craport, who was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round of the 2017 MLB Draft earlier this month, has started his professional career and will put his degree in biology on hold. Named to the 2017 All-ACC third team, the junior played in and started all 55 games for the Jackets at third base. He was third on the team and 17th overall in the ACC with an average of .336 on the year at the plate. He also finished the season second on the team and tied for eighth in the ACC with 20 doubles. Second on the team with 79 hits overall, he also had five home runs, two triples, 30 RBIs and 44 runs scored on the season. In ACC play, Craport hit a team-high .341 with 13 doubles and 44 total hits in ACC play.
Johnson picked up all-academic honors for the third straight year, as the biology major continues to shine in the classroom. The 2015, 2016 and now 2017 All-ACC Academic team member played in and started 49 games for the Jackets, before missing the last six games due to a shoulder injury. Splitting time at designated hitter and first base, Johnson hit .269 with 10 home runs and 11 doubles, and drove in 40 RBIs, which was second on the team. He also posted 13 multi-hit games and was tied for the team lead with 10 multi-RBI games on the season, highlighted by his career day of three home runs and four RBIs in the road win at Georgia Southern in February.
Poje, who was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team earlier this year, was named to the All-ACC Academic team for the first time in his career at Tech. Poje, who earned his degree in industrial engineering this past May, posted career numbers in 2017, playing in all 55 games, making 51 starts. The redshirt-senior hit .275 with 11 home runs, a triple and 12 doubles. His 11 home runs was second on the team, while his 12 doubles was fifth. He also drove in 36 RBIs, which was the fourth-most for the Jackets on the season, and scored 33 runs. He was fourth on the team with 15 multi-hit games and was tied for the team-lead with 10 multi-RBI games, including five RBIs on Senior Day versus No. 8 Virginia on May 20.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic team.