June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO – Three Trojans baseballers earn Pac-12 All-Academic honors, with Reggie Southall being named to the first team, while Corey Dempster and Marc Huberman earned honorable mention honors, the Pac-12 Conference announced today.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.
Southall (Inglewood, Calif./Serra HS) boasts an impressive 3.52 GPA as a human biology major, earning him Pac-12 First Team All-Academic honors for the second-straight season. A shortstop, the redshirt junior Southall started 31 of 43 games played, batting .266 on the year with nine RBI and three doubles. He graduated with his degree in human biology in May.
Huberman (Los Angeles, Calif./Hamilton HS) earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors for the third time in his career. A public policy, planning and development major, he boasts a 3.2 GPA and as a true senior he was USC’s nominee and one of only four in the conference nominated for Pac-12 Baseball Scholar Athlete of the Year. Huberman, who was recently drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 18th Round of the 2016 MLB First Year Players’ Draft. The deceptive lefty came on strong in the second half of the season, earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors while tallying a team-low 1.94 ERA. He tied fellow reliever Brooks Kriske for the most appearances with 26. Through 41.2 innings he struck out 45 batters with three saves and a 2-1 record. Opponents were hitting just .188 against him.
Dempster (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola HS) earned his first career Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection. The junior outfielder boasts a 3.02 GPA as a real estate development major. Dempster was recently drafted by the Yankees, going in the 37th round (1118th overall). In his first season as an everyday starter, Dempster batted .290, appearing in 49 games, starting 41 of those, mostly in left field. He drove in 24 RBI as the Trojans’ leadoff man and showed some pop, knocking out six home runs, tying him for third on the team. He also had 11 doubles and two triples.