Eighteen Mid-American Conference baseball student-athletes earned first-team Academic All-MAC
selection in voting conducted by Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletic Representatives. Overall, thirty-seven
student-athletes earned either first-team or honorable mention on the All-Academic squad.
Conference champion Bowling Green placed a pair of student-athletes on the first team:
Alan Gilhousen and Matt Marcum. Ball State, Central Michigan and Miami each had three first-team performers, with
Chris Cabaj, Jeremy Ridley, and Matt
Wood representing Ball Sate; Brian
Issitt, Scott Pieratt, and Jake
Sanborn representing Central Michigan; and Mark
Thewes, Tom Yost, and Nat
Tekevec from Miami earning recognition. Kent
(Sam Crea and Alex Marconi) and Ohio
(Joe Beyer and Mike Goldstein) also had two
Tony Meyers of Northern Illinois, Jim
Crooks from Toledo and Western Michigan's Kris
Gundrum round out the first-team selections.
Earning honorable mention recognition are: Matt Malska
of Akron; Matt Best and Joe
Cheney of Bowling Green; Sage Jackson,
Kevin Smoot, and Dave Twomley of Central Michigan;
Chris Holick of Kent; Marshall's Sean
Reeder; John Lackaff and Luke Reinhart
from Miami; Brad Gavelek and Brian
Miller of Northern Illinois; Brian
D'Amico, Ryan Hulse, Jeremy
Johnson, and Ryan Kyes from Ohio; and
Bill Chepulis, Ryan Kochen, and Joe
Seestadt of Western Michigan.
Academic All-Mid-American Conference honorees are student-athletes who have excelled in academics
and athletics. To qualify a student-athlete must have at least a 3.0 grade point average during his or her
college career and be a starter or top reserve during the just-completed season.