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Senior Jared Avchen
 
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May 24, 2010

IRVING, Texas - East Carolina battery Jared Avchen and Seth Maness were named to the 2010 Conference USA All-Academic Team, as selected by the league's baseball sports information directors.

Avchen is a two-time C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and Commissioner's Honor Roll selection and has been named to the ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll for four consecutive semesters. The senior catcher was also named to ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA All-District First-Team and will be on the national ballot for ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA All-America honors.

Off the diamond, the two-time Johnny Bench Award Watch-List Candidate, has started 35 of 43 games played where he is batting .295 (41-for-139) with a career-best seven home runs and 38 RBI.

Maness, a two-time first-team All C-USA selection, boasts a 3.37 grade-point average in business and is a three-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and three-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient.

Between the lines Maness leads the league in wins (9) and innings pitched (93.2) while ranking among the league leaders (all games) in strikeouts (82) and fewest walks (15). In three seasons for the Pirates, he sports a 27-8 career record which ranks in the career top-five in C-USA (t4th) and ECU (t5th), while owning a 17-3 career ledger in league games only.

The Pirates (31-25) are in Houston, Texas for the 2010 Conference USA Championship will get underway on Wednesday, May 26. As the sixth seed, ECU will square off with top-seeded Rice in game one at 4 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday before playing No. 2 Southern Miss (May 27 at noon) and No. 3 Memphis (May 28 at noon).

2010 C-USA BASEBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Name - School - Class - GPA - Major
Jared Avchen - East Carolina - Senior - 4.00 - Business
Seth Maness - East Carolina - Junior - 3.37 - Business
Matt Creel - Houston - Junior - 4.00 - Psychology
Kyle Blank - Marshall - Junior - 3.90 - Finance
Arik Sikula - Marshall - Junior - 3.79 - Finance & Management (Minor: Economics)
Ryan Fraser - Memphis - Seniorv3.72 - Interdisciplinary Studies
*Brennon Martin - Memphis - Senior - 3.63 - Management
Chad Zurcher - Memphis - R-Sophomore - 3.63 - Management
**Jimmy Comerota - Rice - Senior - 3.34 - Economics & Sports Management
Jeremy Rathjen - Rice - Sophomore - 3.46 - Economics
*Todd McInnis - Southern Miss - Junior - 3.65 - Management
Taylor Walker - Southern Miss - Senior - 3.60 - Sports Management
Rob Segedin - Tulane - R-Sophomore - 3.75 - Finance & Business Management

 

 

*Repeat Selection