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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
FAMU Baseball Places 10 on MEAC All-Academic Squad
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  


NORFOLK, Va., May 16, 2017—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced the 2017 Baseball All-Academic Selections, honoring 96 student-athletes from the conference's nine baseball institutions who achieved academic success during the 2016-17 academic year.  FAMU placed 10 players on the list this year.

Director of Athletics, Milton Overton Jr., was pleased with the academic success of the baseball players.  “We bring our athletes here first and foremost for an education.  We are extremely proud of the job these young men have done in the classroom.  This is a testament to good recruiting from coach Shouppe and his staff and our academic support staff who have made sure the learning environment is conducive to success of our student-athletes,” Overton said.

MEAC sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average (GPA), as well as transfer student-athletes who have been in residence at the institution for at least one year, are eligible for All-Academic accolades.

“I would like to congratulate our baseball student-athletes who have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during this academic school year,” said Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas. “In addition to recognizing the student-athletes' achievements, I also commend the institutions' academic support staffs, coaches and parents for their support in the success of these student-athletes both on the field and in the classroom.”


Florida A&M (10)

JoJo Durden

Ben Ellzey

Hunter Fillingim

Jamie Grant

Chase Jarrell

Dexter Martin

Jacky Miles Jr.

Travis Richardson

Danilo Rodriguez

Kolton Russ


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