Lamar baseball lands three on Southland All-Academic Team
June 20, 2012
BEAUMONT - Lamar University baseball players Jude Vidrine, John Gilligan and Chase Angelle were all recognized Wednesday as members of the Southland Conference All-Academic Team in voting by the league's head coaches, sports information directors and academic personnel.
All three players were voted to the all-academic second-team. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competition to qualify for the all-academic squad.
Vidrine, a sophomore outfielder from Nederland, led the Cardinals with five home runs and 22 walks during the 2012 season. A mechanical engineering major with a 3.44 GPA, Vidrine batted .271 with 11 doubles and 15 runs driven in.
Vidrine played in all 52 of Lamar's games, getting the starting nod 46 times. He matched a Lamar single game record on May 4 when he blasted three homes runs at Texas State.
Gilligan is a senior relief pitcher from Dickinson who led all Lamar relievers with a 2.84 earned run average this season. The right hander was 2-2 with one save in 2012, earning wins over UT Arlington and Southeastern Louisiana.
Gilligan graduated in May with a 3.30 GPA in general studies. He made 18 appearances on the year and limited opposing hitters to a .228 batting average.
Angelle is also a relief pitcher for the Cardinals, compiling a 2-0 record with a 3.52 ERA in 12 appearances. A sophomore from Orange, Angelle worked 2.2 innings of no-hit relief against Texas Southern to earn his first collegiate win.
Angelle boasts a 3.93 GPA in accounting and has twice been named to the Lamar President's List for carrying a perfect 4.0 GPA.
The Southland All-Academic Teams were each comprised of 12 players. Sam Houston State's Jake Arrington, a senior with a 3.71 GPA, was named the 2012 Southland Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year.