McCready Named to Capital One Academic All-District 3 Second Team May 5, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Left-handed pitcher Charlie McCready has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team for District Three, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. McCready is one of five Big South players to earn the honor in 2011.
As a junior relief pitcher for the Buccaneers, McCready leads the team with a 1.99 ERA. He has given up 15 runs on 42 hits in 45.1 innings pitched, and is 4-2 with four saves on the season. He ranks second in the Big South in ERA and third in appearances with 23. His most impressive feat of the season was leading the NCAA Division I for almost a month with a 0.24 ERA. McCready did not give up a run in his first three appearances, and did not give up an earned run from March 11 to April 13.
In the classroom, McCready boasts a 3.94 grade point average as a kinesiology major with a minor in biology. He was named to the 2010 Big South All-Academic team and is a three-year Dean’s List honoree. McCready has also twice been named to the Big South President’s Honor Roll and was a CSU Scholar-Athlete as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
“We are very proud of Charlie and the way he represents our program both on and off the field,” said head coach Stuart Lake. “He has been a great contributor to building this program, and we believe he will continue to be a key member of our team in the future. Charlie is a member of my first recruiting class at CSU, and we are so glad to have him. Not only is he a great representative of our team, but of the university and our home state of South Carolina as well.”
Players must be of at least sophomore standing with a 3.3 GPA, and must be a starter or key contributor to their team in order to qualify for an Academic All-American nomination. The award is voted on by the sports information directors of schools in the district. District Three is made up of teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. McCready was one of four natives of the Palmetto State to earn a spot on the first or second team.
Gardner-Webb’s Dusty Quattlebaum was named to the Capital One Academic All-American District Three First Team, while Coastal Carolina’s Tucker Frawley, Presbyterian’s Andrew Williams and GWU’s Zeke Blanton joined McCready on the second team.