DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15) – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the 2018-19 All-Academic Baseball team in conjunction with the league championship tournament being held this week at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Nine FAMU Baseball players were named to the academic all-star team including: sophomore pitcher Josh Barr (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), junior pitcher Kyle Coleman (St. Cloud, Fla.), sophomore pitcher Pedro de los Rios (Tampa, Fla.), junior infielder Brad Hession (Lake ‘O Lakes, Fla.), sophomore pitcher Jake Lister (Bradenton, Fla.), senior catcher Brett Maxwell (St. Petersburg, Fla.), sophomore pitcher Morgan Mendez (Wellington, Fla.), junior infielder Octavien Moyer (Navarre, Fla.), and junior first baseman Tucker Rayburn (Minneola, Fla.).
MEAC sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes, numbering 136 in total, 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 am excited 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 diamond and in the classroom.”