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2016 DP All-Academic Team

By: Jason Kullman- June 6, 2016

baseball-brain We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, DP wants to honor student-athletes that take care of business in the classroom too. Thank you to each high school coach and guidance counselor that nominated the players with a premium GPA, SAT/ACT and class rank from their team.

Since our inaugural All-Academic Team in 2007, Furman boasts the most DP Scholars and Clemson comes second with three winners and South Carolina and Wofford also both can boast having signed one DP Scholar Athlete.

 

-DP's Tripp Rabon Scholar Athlete of the Year-

BeattieWilson-academic16BeattieWilson-bal16Wilson Beattie - Summerville High School, Class of 2016, South Carolina signee: What a year for this young man, a 2016 that has seen his share of medals hung around the neck! Here are Beattie's vital numbers: 5.15 GPA, 32 ACT, 1350 SAT with a class rank of 3/611. As a RHP, he logged 5 wins and a 2.53 ERA in 49.2 innings. But that is not all, in addition to winning a state championship, Beattie racked up a a few acheivements off the field: USC Alumni Scholar Scholarship...Palmetto Fellows Scholarship... AFCEA Scholarship... IP Classic GPA Scholarship... Joseph Beiderman Engineering Scholarship... USC STEM Supplement Scholarship... Four Board of Trustees awards past 4 years (all A's) and 4 SHS academic awards... IP Classic All-Academic Team (2 yrs)... Blythewood All-Academic Team (2 yrs)... DP All-Academic Team... AP Scholar Award... SHS Student Athlete Award... SHS Distinguished Honors Graduate

 

 -DP Honorary Scholar Athlete of the Year-

RabonTripp-head15Tripp Rabon - Summerville High School, Class of 2016: On December 23, 2015 this young man lost his life in a car accident but left a long trail of accmplishments and good will in his wake. Tripp was also a stellar student. From now on, when we honor baseball's top student-athlete in the state of South Carolina, it will forever be known as the 'Tripp Rabon Scholar Athlete of the Year'. Here is why...Who was Tripp Rabon? He was kind, funny, smart, caring and a gentle soul. He had an infectious smile and could brighten anyone's day just by being present. He insired all with his kindness and compassion. He left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten, ever.

-Previous Winners-

Year

Name

High School

College

2015

Chase Belk

Wilson Hall

Furman

2014

Matthew Bridges

Greenwood

Clemson

2013

Matthew Quarles

Emerald

Furman

2012

Weber Pike

Beaufort

South Carolina

2011

Patrick Andrews

Hilton Head Prep

Clemson

2010

Alex Abrams 

Bishop England

Furman

2009

Taylor Rozier

North Augusta

Wofford

2008

David Haselden

Spartanburg

Clemson

2007

Brian Harrison

Hilton Head

Furman

-2016-

Now that the state champs have been crowned and the season has concluded it is time to honor those who not only bring out their A-game on the field but also in the classroom. These student-athletes take their title seriously and hit the books as hard as they do the ball. So let’s see who the top students were on the diamond this past season in South Carolina:

Name

Year

School

SAT/ACT

GPA

Class Rank

Caleb Lindaberry

SR

Carolina Forest

26

4.72

15

Henry Cartrett

SR

Strom Thurmond

24

4.63

8

Robert Satcher

JR

Ben Lippen

N/A

4.71

2

*Kirk Clayton

SR

Northwestern

1150/27

3.81

10

William Gardiner

JR

Northwestern

N/A

3.74

32

Andrew Shipman

JR

Northwestern

28

4.00

8

Bo Taylor

JR

South Pointe

N/A

4.68

12

Trey Keels

JR

Lewisville

1290/28

4.59

5

Jared Hull

JR

Spartanburg

N/A

4.90

14/387

Jake Futrell

JR

Spartanburg

N/A

4.48

43/387

Daniel Myers

SR

Spartanburg

N/A

4.06

83/408

Jack Ellis

JR

Spartanburg

N/A

4.26

68/387

Kyle Hanna

JR

Spartanburg

N/A

3.99

108/387

Harrison Morris

JR

Spartanburg

N/A

3.79

141/387

Cam Nugent

SR

Spartanburg

N/A

3.77

126/408

Jonathan Pruitt

SR

Spartanburg

N/A

3.73

130/408

Will Watson

SR

Spartanburg

N/A

3.71

132/408

Chase Christopher

SR

Glenview

1270/27

4.80

17

Tyler Kirkland

JR

Glenview

24

4.49

35

*Tad Zmarly

SR

Hilton Head

1110/28

4.69

20

*Ian Foggo

SR

Hilton Head

1160/25

4.40

N/A

Mat Clark

SR

Hilton Head

1080/23

4.50

71

Troy Clifford

SR

Hilton Head

22

4.20

64

Luke Cothran

JR

Chapman

N/A

4.48

14/212

Kane Fisher

JR

Chapman

N/A

4.18

37/212

Nic Flood

SR

St James

1070

4.50

29

*Wilson Beattie

SR

Summerville

1380/32

5.15

3/611

Toby Robson

SR

Blythewood

1150

3.95

90/394

Karl Strittmatter

JR

Waccamaw

1110

4.97

4/192

Andrew Twitty

JR

Sumter

22

4.80

6

Jordan Beatson

JR

Dutch Fork

1300

4.72

24

*Cole Nichols

SR

Mid-Carolina

1220

5.15

2

Jonah Horton

SR

West Ashley

29

4.80

6

Hunter Price

SR

West Ashley

1140/24

4.40

23

Ryan McDonald

SR

West Ashley

27

4.56

16

Carson Spiers

SR

Greenville

1020

4.68

35/308

Fletcher Mazzola

JR

Greenville

1050

4.89

8/309

Reid Johnstone

JR

Greenville

1050

4.44

38/309

Ben Matthews

JR

Greenville

1030

4.54

22/309

Ed Pollock

JR

Greenville

1280

4.52

27/309

Will Gilmore

SR

Boiling Springs

27

4.30

38

Dalton Stalvey

SR

Loris

1380/33

4.85

3/185

Clay Faircloth

JR

Loris

1320/32

4.87

3/180

*Tannor Boyd

SR

Strom Thurmond

1410/30

5.18

2

Michael Green

SR

Strom Thurmond

24

4.09

22

Jared Bass

SR

Strom Thurmond

1050

4.29

16

Turner Jolly

SR

Strom Thurmond

26

4.10

18

Adam Campbell

SR

Wren

1080

4.30

41/257

George Lewis

SR

Laurens

N/A

5.10

3

Tyler Berry

SR

Gilbert

1210

4.83

1

Jackson Dennis

SR

Gilbert

1290

4.58

6

Jacob Rye

SR

Gilbert

1200

4.57

8

Andrew Coker

SR

Hartsville

1270

4.61

13/256

Luke Stageberg

SR

Riverside

1390

4.78

16/363

Brooks O’Brien

JR

Riverside

1210

4.45

36/375

Austin Hughes

SR

BHP

1060

4.70

11

Jacob Jeffcoat

JR

White Knoll

N/A

4.00

N/A

Parker McInnis

SR

White Knoll

N/A

4.20

N/A

Matthew Owens

JR

Georgetown

32

4.91

1

Bobby Floyd

JR

Aynor

28

4.77

6

Hayden Franklin

JR

Aynor

23

4.47

20

Caleb Nobles

SR

Aynor

N/A

4.23

26

Holden Nobles

JR

Aynor

19

3.99

40

Christian Flick

SR

Camden

910

4.15

33/241

Austin Hughes

SR

BHP

23

4.70

11

Josh Church

JR

Ashley Ridge

20

4.04

86/486

*Andrew Sargent

SR

Greenwood

1200/27

4.90

12/308

DP Notes: Only Junior and Seniors were considered for the All-Academic Team.

DP Note II: SAT score is just Math and Verbal portions

DP Note III: * signifies repeat honoree