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Bryant, Williams Earn Big South Conference Recognition

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Two members of the Presbyterian College baseball team received Big South Conference accolades as Kenny Bryant (Goose Creek, S.C.) earned a spot on the All-Big South Conference First Team and Andrew Williams (Augusta, Ga.) was named to the league's All-Academic Team, the conference announced on Monday evening.

Bryant's First Team honor marks his first time on an All-Big South Conference team and PC's second straight First Team selection after Brad Zebedis (Rock Hill, S.C.) received the honor last year. Bryant appears on this year's team as the squad's first baseman.

The senior infielder led the Blue Hose in batting average (.313), runs (30), hits (65), doubles (16), home runs (10), RBI (36), total bases (113) and slugging percentage (.543). He also ranked in the top 10 among Big South players in home runs (third), doubles (fifth), total bases (fifth) and slugging percentage (seventh) after the regular season.

Bryant started 55 games for the Blue Hose, tallying multiple hits in 18 games and tying for the team lead with eight multiple RBI games. He also took over the Division I-era lead in career RBI (135), doubles (43) and walks (99). Bryant hit home runs against eight different teams in 2012 as well as posting at least one hit in 19 of 24 Big South Conference games.

Williams makes his second consecutive appearance on the Big South Conference All-Academic Team. The second baseman graduated with a 3.977 grade point average while majoring in psychology and has been accepted to Wake Forest's MBA graduate program. Williams' 16-game on-base streak marked the longest such streak on the squad this season and he drew a team-high 28 walks.

2012 BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

FIRST-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
OF     Daniel Bowman, Sr., Coastal Carolina

OF     Matt Hillsinger, Sr., Radford
OF     Ian Parmley, Sr., Liberty
C       Tucker Frawley, Sr., Coastal Carolina
1B     Kenny Bryant, Sr., Presbyterian
2B     Michael Felton, Jr., Campbell
3B     Rich Witten, Sr., Coastal Carolina
SS     Jeff Kemp, R-Jr., Radford
DH     Jake Kirkland, Jr., Campbell
SP     Eddie Butler, Jr., Radford
SP     John Niggli, Sr., Liberty
SP     Matt Sergey, Sr., Campbell
RP     Aaron Burke, Jr., Coastal Carolina

SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
OF     Jacob Morley, Sr., VMI

OF     Chase Shelton, Fr., Charleston Southern
OF     Bobby Ison, Fr., Charleston Southern
C       John Harris, R-Jr., Gardner-Webb
1B     Matt Mack, Sr., Radford
2B     Bryan Aanderud, Jr., Liberty
3B     David Olson, Jr., Campbell
SS     Zack Haley, Sr., Liberty (tie)                                                  
SS     Ryan Hodge, Fr., Gardner-Webb (tie)
DH     Alex Buccilli, R-Jr., Coastal Carolina
SP     Ryan Dull, Sr., UNC Asheville
SP     Josh Conway, Jr., Coastal Carolina
SP     Tyler Herb, Soph., Coastal Carolina
RP     Ryan Connolly, Jr., Coastal Carolina

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Josh Holskey, Sr., Campbell

Charlie McCready, Sr., Charleston Southern
Tucker Frawley, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Dusty Quattlebaum, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb
Sean Wilson, Jr., High Point
Ian Parmley, Sr., Liberty
Andrew Williams, R-Jr., Presbyterian College
Jason Patten, Sr., Radford
Cody Buch, Sr., UNC Asheville
Max Vogel, Jr., Winthrop

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Daniel Bowman, Sr., OF, Coastal Carolina

CO-PITCHER OF THE YEAR (tie)
Eddie Butler, Jr., Radford

Aaron Burke, Jr., Coastal Carolina

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Alex Close, 1B, Liberty

COACH OF THE YEAR
Gary Gilmore, Coastal Carolina

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Tucker Frawley, Sr., Coastal Carolina

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