May 19, 2014
IRVING, Texas - Rice's starting catcher John Clay Reeves was named to the 2014 C-USA Baseball All-Academic Team the league office announced on Monday, May 19.
In addition to batting a steady .337 with six home runs and 36 RBI for Rice's C-USA regular season champion baseball team, Reeves has also been an outstanding student in his first year with the program. This year the junior transfer originally from Monroe, La., maintained a 3.40 grade point average as a sport management major. He is one of just eleven student-athletes the league recognized Monday for balancing elite play on the field with academic success.
The Rice baseball team next competes in the annual C-USA Tournament to be held in Hattiesburg, Miss., beginning on Wednesday (May 21). Rice, the No. 1 seed, meets No. 8 seed FIU at 12:30 pm at Pete Taylor Park on the Southern Miss campus. The tournament concludes with a one-game championship final on Sunday (May 25). The full list of C-USA baseball's All-Academic honorees is as follows.
2014 Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team (*Repeat Selection)
NAME, SCHOOL, YEAR, GPA, MAJOR
Corbin Shive, Charlotte, Gr., 4.00, Masters, Accounting
*Drew Reynolds, East Carolina, Jr., 3.52, Physical Education Tyler Rocklein, Florida Atlantic, Sr., 3.60, Exercise Science
Aramis Garcia, FIU, Jr., 3.78, Sports and Fitness
Mike Gomez, FIU, Jr., 3.79, Sports and Fitness
Stephen Gandy, Louisiana Tech, R-Sr., 4.00, Masters, Business Administration
Dean Ali, Old Dominion, Sr., 3.61, Electrical Engineering
John Clay Reeves, Rice, Jr., 3.40, Sport Management
Richard Carthon, Tulane, So., 3.66, Legal Studies
*Tyler Mims, UAB, R-Jr., 3.92, Industrial Distribution
John Bormann, UTSA, Jr., 3.76, Business