GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State baseball's Brian Brown, Andy Cosgrove and Brett Kinneman have been named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Team, announced Thursday by the league office.
As a rising senior, Brown earns his third selection in as many years, while rising junior Kinneman collects his second consecutive selection. Cosgrove picks up his first selection after transferring to NC State prior to the 2017 season.
Brown is majoring in sport management and Cosgrove majors in communication, while Kinneman is a business administration major.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career. The selection is also based on a student-athlete's athletic performance, as well as national and conference accolades.
A native of Glenmoore, Pa., Brown turned in a strong junior season on the mound for NC State, ending the year with a 4-3 record complemented by a 3.57 earned run average (ERA). He missed the start of the season due to injury, but still led the pitching staff with 13 starts.
He enjoyed his best outing of the year at Boston College, as he struck out a season-high 11 batters in 6.2 innings of work allowing just one earned run. Brown was also stellar in wins against No. 22 Florida State and No. 12 Clemson.
Cosgrove moved into the Wolfpack starting lineup at UNCW and immediately provided a boost to the squad. He ended the season with a .284 batting average at the plate to go along with 40 hits, 25 runs, 18 RBIs, 11 doubles, four home runs and a triple.
His strong campaign allowed the Kirkland, Wash., native to be selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 2017 MLB Draft. Cosgrove saw action in 46 games, starting 41 of those contests. He turned in his best performance of the season at Pittsburgh when he was 4-for-5 with three RBI, two doubles and two runs.
Hailing from York, Pa., Kinneman played in 60 games as a sophomore with the Pack and started 57 games in left field. He hit .282 at the plate, highlighted by a career-best 10 home runs, the second most on the team.
Kinneman tallied 17 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games. He finished fourth on the Wolfpack with 41 RBIs. He logged his first multi-home run game in an NC State uniform against No. 22 Florida State.