Patriot Pair selected to PBC Baseball All-Academic Team

Patriot Pair selected to PBC Baseball All-Academic Team

Francis Marion University senior designated hitter Tee DuBose and senior left-handed pitcher Arien Seymour have been named to the 2018 Peach Belt Conference Baseball All-Academic Team.  Seymour earns the honor for the second year in a row.

A native of Sumter, S.C., DuBose has a 3.902 grade point average as a finance major. On the field this past season, he batted .308 in 30 games with eight doubles, two home runs, and 18 runs batted in.

DuBose is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society and Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society.  He earned a D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award in 2017, was named to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll in 2017, and was selected to the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll all three of the previous semesters.

He played two seasons at USC Sumter before transferring to FMU.

A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Seymour registered a 3.58 GPA as a biology major. He made 13 appearances (6 starts) this past season and registered a 1-3 mark with a 4.57 earned run average.  He fanned 31 batters in 41.1 innings of work. 

Seymour is also a member of Chi Alpha Sigma honor society and has been named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll three times and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll each of his seven semesters. He received a D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award in both 2016 and 2017.

He earned the Ray E. Thames Memorial "Raise the Roof" Award for 2017-18 at the recent Patriot Athletic Awards Gala and received an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports-Scholar Award for 2018 from Diverse magazine.

Francis Marion finished the 2018 season with an 18-28 record.

DuBose is a product of Sumter High School, while Seymour graduated from Linsly High School in Wheeling, W.V.

The All-Academic teams are part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field of play. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must participate in at least half of his team's events (or 10 innings as a pitcher) and be either a starter or significant contributor, achieve a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and have completed at least one full academic year at his current institution.

Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt consists of 12 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  In its short history, the conference boasts 34 NCAA Division II national championships.


          Tee DuBose                        Arien Seymour