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  • Hornets top 2013 MEAC Baseball All-Academic Honorees

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  • The 2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball All-Academic selections were announced last week, with the Delaware State Hornets having the most selections in the conference.
    The MEAC announced a total of 81 student-athletes from the league’s nine baseball playing schools had a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher. Non-freshmen, along with transfer student-athletes with at least one year at the institution are eligible for all-academic recognition.
    Delaware State had a league-high 16 MEAC All-Academic Baseball selections. Bethune-Cookman, Savannah State and North Carolina Central were tied for second with 12 each.
    “I congratulate our baseball student-athletes who have maintained a 3.0. or better grade point average during this academic year,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. “In addition to recognizing the student-athletes, I applaud the athletic academic support staff, coaches and all persons who contributed to their academic success.”
    Delaware State Head Baseball Coach J.P. Blandin says the Hornets’ academic success is a source of pride for the team and the university.
    “Our guys take the same competitive approach in the classroom that they do on the field,” Blandin said. “They players and their families, along with the DSU athletics administration and academic support staff deserve a great deal of credit for the team’s classroom success.”
    The Hornets posted a 33-15 overall record and captured their second straight MEAC Northern Division title with a 21-3 league mark during the 2013 season.
    Delaware State 2013 MEAC Baseball All-Academic Honorees
    Name                                     Class
    Mike Alexander                     Junior
    Justin Allen                           Sophomore
    Nick Arrue                            Sophomore
    Joey Babuca                          Senior
    Peter Broehl                          Senior
    Bobby Brown                       Sophomore
    Zach Candeloro                    Sophomore
    Jordan Elliott                        Senior
    Hassan Evans                        Junior
    Elliott Gardner                       Senior
    Ryan Haas                             Senior
    Derek Marshallsea                Senior
    Page 2 of 2 - Matt McClain                        Junior
    Aaron Nardone                      Junior
    Eddie Sorondo                       Junior
    Chad Sturgeon                     Senior