- Barry Richardson has been named a first-team All-American by Lindy’s. That’s good to hear. Hopefully Lindy can declare us official pre-season national champions so that I don’t have to have 13 hear-attacks this fall.
- Golfer Kyle Stanley is now the #1 ranked amateur in the country, not bad for someone who just finished his freshman year.
- Cliff Hammonds is joining Athletes in Action to play for the Jones cup in Taipei, Taiwan.
- In a case of, “what the fuck?” Instructor Bryant Smith is teaching a hip hop & leadership class which, “attempts to provide students with the basic historical framework of hip hop as a culture. It uses past and present icons in hip hop culture to demonstrate youth leadership, and empowerment.” Of course when I think of hip hop and youth leadership — actually I rarely put those two thing together, I think of what’s-his-name? and his “vote or die” campaign.
Vote or die. A campaign of America’s leaders, for America’s leaders.
- Finally, let me end on a non-Clemson note. Unfortunately I was unable to attend any Clemson baseball games this season. I was, however, able to see Oregon State twice when they played at Georgia and twice more in the Charlottesville regional. And I saw both their Super Regional games and all their CWS games. They may have faltered in conference play, but at the end of the season they were awesome. The Beavers took care of business and played very good, fundamental baseball that was a joy to watch. And I must say, it was enjoyable to see them easily put away opponent after opponent, particularly the implosive UNC Tar Heels.
Archive for the 'Awards' Category
I’ve been disappointed that the golf team hasn’t actually won any tournaments this year, especially the ACC tournament which was held 2 weeks ago. However, it seems that league likes what it sees in the Tiger golf program.
Clemson freshman Kyle Stanley was named ACC Player of the Year and Head Coach Larry Penley was named ACC Coach of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Friday. Clemson made a clean sweep of the league golf awards, as Stanley was also named ACC Freshman of the Year. It marks the first time in ACC history the same school won the ACC Player, Freshman and Coach of the year awards in the same year.
It’s also worth noting that this is a pretty young team. The #2 player, Ben Martin, is also a freshman, and freshman Sam Saunders has also been making contributions. “Penley has taken a very young Clemson team to a top 12 ranking in both polls entering the NCAA Regional Tournament May 17-19.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m expecting a national championship next year.
Gaines Adams wins the ACC defensive player of the year award. Didn’t see that coming or anything. Now for CJ to get the ACC rookie of the year. At least some good is coming out of the season.
James Davis is now listed as a potential Heisman Candidate. I guess his blowing up of continual top ten rushing defenses has the nation taking notice.
Also, the weekly ACC schedule has been updated over in the sidebar if you are keeping track.
And by scientific polling I mean a fan poll done by The State.
1. Most obnoxious fans in the ACC? – Winner: Clemson, with 47 percent of the vote.
2. Nicest fans in the ACC? – Winner: Clemson, with 32 percent of the vote
I’m guessing that 53% of the people have a clue, and that 47% are coots.
… than I did in my entire baseball career (link).
For the second time in 2006, Clemson first-baseman Andy D’Alessio was named national player-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on May 15… In six games from May 8-14, he was 9-for-20 (.450) with five homers and nine RBIs.
Oh, and he managed to snag ACC player-of-the-week honors as well.
The junior first baseman scored six runs, posted a 1.200 slugging percentage and drew three walks compiling a .522 on-base percentage
In my defense, I did get hit by more pitches in my career than Andy did in the last week. At least I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.