TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2018 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team Tuesday, and three Florida State players have been recognized for their work in the classroom and on the field. Cal Raleigh and Andrew Karp each earned their first All-ACC Academic honor, while sophomore Drew Mendoza has made the Academic team both seasons at Florida State.
Raleigh, a junior catcher from Cullowhee, N.C., was the third-round selection of the Seattle Mariners in the MLB Draft earlier this month. A first-team All-ACC selection and an All-American, Raleigh hit .326 with 13 home runs, 18 doubles and a team-high 54 runs batted in. He started all 62 games and has a streak of 186 consecutive starts dating back to his freshman year in 2016.
Raleigh was the ACC Championship Most Valuable Player after leading the Seminoles to a second-consecutive tournament title in May. He is majoring in commercial entrepreneurship.
Karp, a redshirt junior from Winter Garden, Fla., played 2018 after earning his undergraduate degree and will graduate this summer with a Master’s in finance. Karp led Florida State and tied for the ACC lead with eight wins, a career high, and had a 3.97 earned run average and 97 strikeouts over 81.2 innings pitched with a pair of complete games.
Karp was drafted in the sixth round of the MLB Draft and signed with the Washington Nationals in mid-June.
Mendoza, a two-time All-ACC Academic honoree, started all 62 games at third base after primarily playing first base as a freshman. The third-team All-ACC selection hit the game-winning double in the ACC Championship game to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team for a second straight season. The Minneola, Fla., native hit .313 with seven home runs, 17 doubles, a triple, 44 runs batted in and 44 runs scored.
Mendoza is working towards his degree in statistics.
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.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
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