LOS ANGELES – Georgia College & State University centerfielder Sean Harrell (Martinez, Ga.) was named to the 2010 Jewish Sports Review All-America First Team, the organization announced recently in its July/August issue.
The magazine honors the top Jewish baseball players in NCAA Division II, III and NAIA with selection to these All-American teams. Harrell was one of just two position players from Division II, the other being University of Tampa designated hitter Mike Schwartz. Harrell was also one of two players from Georgia, with Emory University’s third baseman Andrew Cohen also making the list.
Harrell hit .440 for the Bobcats this season as a mainstay in centerfield and the No. 2 spot in the batting order. He scored 82 runs, drove in 55 and ripped 11 home runs as well. The senior hit 17 doubles and also stole 23 bases. Harrell earned a slot on the third teams for both Daktronics and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) as well this season.
The 2010 Bobcats had a dream season, finishing 42-17, winning the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship, the NCAA Southeast Region Championship, and advancing to the Division II World Series, where they finished third. Head coach Tom Carty was named both the PBC and NCBWA Region Coach of the Year. Outfielders Harrell and Shawn Ward (Martinez, Ga.) joined starting pitcher Martin Dewald (Mannheim, Germany) as All-Americans.
The GCSU Department of Athletics, back-to-back winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/GCSUBobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.