Guilford’s Starbuck, star in the books

Posted by Andy Durham on May 7, 2009 at 1:08 pm under College, High School | Comments are off for this article


Greensboro, N.C. — Guilford College’s Alex Starbuck (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) earned Second Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III baseball honors today from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). CoSIDA members nominated and selected the academic all-district teams.

The all-district squads are comprised of baseball student-athletes from Division II and III institutions in the five-state area from Virginia to Florida. Nominees were starters or important reserves of sophomore academic standing or above who maintained at least a 3.3 grade point average.

A 5-10, 170-pound left fielder, Starbuck enjoyed the finest of his three seasons as a Guilford starter. He ranked fourth on the Quakers in hitting with a .351 batting average and led the team with three triples. His career-high seven homers stood second on the club and his personal-best 36 RBIs ranked third. Starbuck topped the team and ranks fourth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) through games of May 6 with 21 walks.. His 183 plate appearances also place fourth in the league. He had 18 multi-hit games and 11 contests with at least two RBIs. Starbuck enters his senior year with a .311 batting average and 33 doubles, which ranks seventh among Guilford’s career leaders.

A dean’s list psychology major, Starbuck is a two-time Academic All-ODAC honoree and five-time member of the Guilford Student-Athlete Honor Roll. The student marshal earned selection to the ODAC’s Sportsmanship Team in 2008 and was inducted into Guilford’s Scholarship Society this spring.

Fourth-year head coach Nick Black’s ’02 club posted a 19-19-1 record, the Quakers’ best since 2006. Guilford set the school record for team batting average (.348) and may return as many as 24 letter winners for the 2010 campaign, including Starbuck.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics

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