David Thompson’s selection as 2015 ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year headlined the 2015 ACC Baseball All-Academic Team released Monday by the conference office.
Thompson, Miami’s first ever winner of the prestigious award, was one six Hurricanes to earn Academic All-ACC recognition, tied for the second-most among any ACC program.
The announcement continues an impressive run of academic awards for the Hurricanes, who were also recognized as the top GPA holder of any team participating in the 2015 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
A sports administration major, Thompson was joined by Willie Abreu (sport administration), Danny Briggi (economics), Bryan Garcia (accounting), Cooper Hammond (human & social development) and Garrett Kennedy (legal studies),
One of five finalists for the 2015 Dick Howser Trophy, Thompson was voted to the All-ACC First Team following a stellar junior campaign in which he led the country in RBIs with 90 and tied for second with 19 home runs. One of only three players nationally to earn be a unanimous First Team All-American, he led the Hurricanes to their first appearance in Omaha since 2008.
Thompson earned Dean’s List recognition during the spring semester and is working towards a Bachelor of Science in education with a minor in communications. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the New York Mets, and has begun his professional career in the organization’s minor league system.