CLINTON, S.C. --- Five Presbyterian College baseball players received postseason honors from the Big South on Monday, as the league announced its annual awards.

Outfielder Nick Guimbarda received second team recognition on the all-conference team and was selected as Scholar Athlete of the Year. Guimbarda was joined by outfielder Zacchaeus Rasberry and pitcher Jackson Dean on second team. Pitcher Eric Miles and Infielder Jimmy Marcelli also received honorable mention for the all-conference team.

Guimbarda is first Blue Hose to win scholar athlete of the year since 2013 when Brad Zebedis was named Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year by the league.

Nick Guimbarda, Outfielder, Second Team & Scholar Athlete of the Year
Guimbarda tied for the league lead with 16 doubles and he tied for the team lead with seven home runs. The lefty had 17 multiple hit games and a team-high 10 multiple RBI games. He had a four-hit game which included tying a career-high with three doubles in a March 24th game against Gardner-Webb. He knocked in a season-high four runs in a 10-1 victory over Longwood on May 11th. Guimbarda finished inside the top 10 in the league with 41 runs driven in. Guimbarda led the team with a streak of 18 straight games of reaching base safely which spanned from March 24 – April 23 as he hit .333 with 16 runs driven in during that stretch. He recorded a team-high 10 outfield assists. Guimbarda also sits fourth in the PC D1 record book with 42 career doubles. Off the field, Guimbarda was awarded the Big South Graduate Fellowship as a 3.94 student majoring in Biology. Guimbarda graduated Summa Cum Laude earlier this month, and plans to become a medical doctor. He has been accepted into the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Zacchaeus Rasberry, Outfielder, Second Team
Rasberry led the Big South with 72 hits and was tied for the conference lead with four triples. The junior hit a team-high .336 with that mark sitting in the top five in the league. He became the first Blue Hose in the D1 era to record 20 stolen bases in a season as his three in the season finale against Charleston Southern gave him 22 for the year. He earned Big South Player of the Week honors for the final week of the regular season after setting the single season stolen base record for Presbyterian. The LaGrange, N.C. native led the Blue Hose with 23 multi-hit games and had nine games with at least a pair of RBIs. During Big South play, Rasberry led Presbyterian hitting at a .346 clip with seven doubles, four home runs and 16 stolen bases. Rasberry had a pair of three stolen base games during the course of the 2019 season which matched a single game D1 record for stolen bases in a game. He finished the 2019 season with a .994 fielding percentage as he committed just one error on the year.

Jackson Dean, Pitcher, Second Team
Dean paced the Blue Hose pitching staff as he recorded a league-high 86.1 IP and led the PC staff with a 3.13 ERA which ranked fourth in the Big South. The Charlotte, N.C. native tied the team-high with six victories and also matched the team lead with a pair of complete games. Dean and teammate Eric Miles were two of the three pitchers in the Big South to record multiple complete games. In Big South play, Dean was a perfect 5-0 with a 2.79 ERA, while recording a pair of complete games against Winthrop and Charleston Southern. The redshirt junior stepped into a weekend rotation role down the stretch for the Blue Hose and went 3-1.

Jimmy Marcelli, Infielder, Honorable Mention
Marcelli was tied for second in the league with 69 hits and the junior placed fourth in the Big South with 48 RBIs. He finished in a tie for eighth in the conference with his .324 average. He finished second on the team with 22 multi-hit games and matched the team-high with 10 multiple RBI games. He had a career day against Gardner-Webb on March 24th as Marcelli recorded four hits and seven RBIs in the Blue Hose 11-6 win over the Bulldogs. Marcelli had a team best 14 game hit streak which spanned from April 5 – April 27 as he hit .339 during that stretch. He was second for PC in Big South games hitting at a .320 clip and he also tied for fifth in league games driving in 27 runs.

Eric Miles, Pitcher, Honorable Mention
Miles finished second in the Big South with 85.1 IP and was tied for the team-high with six victories. The six wins puts the junior in a tie for fourth in the Big South. Miles and teammate Jackson Dean were two of three pitchers in the league to record multiple complete games during the 2019 season. He finished second in the conference with 77 strikeouts as he had seven games with at least seven strikeouts over the course of the 2019 season. He earned Big South Pitcher of the Week Honors on April 15th following a 7.0 shutout innings against USC Upstate where he recorded seven strikeouts. In Big South Play, he had five victories which is tied for second most and also racked up 59 strikeouts which ranked second in the league.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
OF Matthew Barefoot, R-Jr., Campbell
OF Hunter Lipscomb, Sr., Winthrop
OF Jeff Taylor, Soph., USC Upstate
INF Chandler Redmond, Sr., Gardner-Webb
INF Ryan Stoudermire, Jr., Charleston Southern
INF Luis Gimenez, Sr., Campbell
INF Brandon Lankford, Jr., UNC Asheville
C Justin Kunz, Sr., Gardner-Webb
UTL Kyle Butler, R-Sr., Radford
DH J.D. Mundy, Jr., Radford
SP Michael Horrell, Sr., Campbell
SP Ryan Chasse, Fr., Campbell
SP Nate Pawelczyk, Sr., Winthrop
RP RJ Petit, Fr., Charleston Southern
RP Colten Rendon, Jr., Winthrop

SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
OF Zacchaeus Rasberry, Jr., Presbyterian
OF Andrew Szamski, R-Sr., Radford
OF Nick Guimbarda, Sr., Presbyterian
INF Travis Holt, Soph., High Point
INF Collin Wolf, Jr., Campbell
INF Jason Miller, Sr., Charleston Southern
INF Danny Wilson, Sr., UNC Asheville
C Spencer Yankle, Jr., Winthrop
UTL Daniel Millwee, Sr., High Point
DH J.J. Shimko, Sr., USC Upstate
SP Zach Peek, Jr., Winthrop
SP Jackson Dean, R-Jr., Presbyterian
SP Harrison Smith, R-Jr., High Point
RP Bruce Hudson, R-Fr., Radford
RP Will Wheeler, Jr., USC Upstate

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-CONFERENCE
Jimmy Marcelli, Jr., INF, Presbyterian
Antwaun Tucker, Jr., INF, Longwood
Eric Miles, Jr, SP, Presbyterian
Spencer Horwitz, Jr., INF, Radford
Austin Fahr, Sr., RP, UNC Asheville

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Wyatt Tyson, Jr., RP, Campbell
Jaret Bennett, Jr., SP, Charleston Southern
Chandler Redmond, Sr., 2B, Gardner-Webb
Harrison Smith, R-Jr., RHP, High Point
Carlos Garrido, R-Jr., C, Longwood
Nick Guimbarda, Sr., OF, Presbyterian
Straton Podaras, Jr., C, Radford
Jordan Carr, Jr., P, UNC Asheville
Jordan Marks, Soph., RHP, USC Upstate
Hunter Lipscomb, Sr., OF, Winthrop

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Chandler Redmond, INF, Sr., Gardner-Webb

PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Michael Horrell, SP, Sr., Campbell

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Ryan Chasse, SP, Fr., Campbell

COACH OF THE YEAR
Rusty Stroupe, Gardner-Webb

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Nick Guimbarda, Sr., OF, Presbyterian

Presbyterian gets set to begin the 2019 Big South Conference Tournament on Wednesday as the Blue Hose will face Gardner-Webb at 4 p.m. in Fayetteville, N.C. at Segra Stadium.