IRVING, Tex. – Redshirt senior Corbin Shive represents the Charlotte49ers baseball team on the 2014 Conference USA All-Academic Team announced by league officials on Monday. Shive is one of ten players league-wide that make up the 2014 list. Shive has also earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal and was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll last month.
Shive, a native of Salisbury, North Carolina and graduate of East Rowan High School, is a current graduate student that owns a 4.0 GPA while working on his Masters in Accounting. He is a five-time member of Charlotte's Chancellor's List and a one-time member of the Dean's List. Shive already possesses degrees in Accounting and Finance now pursuing his Masters.
On the field as a two-way player, Shive appeared in nine games on the mound with six starts posting a 2-3 record with a 3.79 earned run average. Shive would toss a career-high eight innings in a 12-4 win over Wake Forest while fanning a career-high six in early March against UNC Asheville. Offensively, Shive tied for the team lead with five home runs, including a two-run walk-off in the bottom of the ninth inning against VCU. Three of his other four round-trippers would come in Conference USA play nearly missing a two-homer game at Old Dominion towards the end of March.
Two seniors, six juniors, one sophomore and one graduate student covering 10 teams comprise the 2014 Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team as selected by the media relations contacts at each of the 13 baseball schools. In order to be eligible for the recognition student-athletes must hold a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, be of at least sophomore academic standing and be a starter or key reserve for their team.
2014 Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team (*Repeat Selection)
NAME SCHOOL YEAR GPA MAJOR
Corbin Shive Charlotte Gr. 4.00 Masters, Accounting
*Drew Reynolds East Carolina Jr. 3.52 Physical Education
Tyler Rocklein FAU Sr. 3.60 Exercise Science
Aramis Garcia FIU Jr. 3.78 Sports and Fitness
Mike Gomez FIU Jr. 3.79 Sports and Fitness
Stephen Gandy LA Tech R-Sr. 4.00 Masters, Business Admin.
Dean Ali Old Dominion Sr. 3.61 Electrical Engineering
John Clay Reeves Rice Jr. 3.40 Sport Management
Richard Carthon Tulane So. 3.66 Legal Studies
*Tyler Mims UAB R-Jr. 3.92 Industrial Distribution
John Bormann UTSA Jr. 3.76 Business