WILMINGTON, North Carolina – As the Seahawks open their NCAA Charlottesville Regional appearance on Friday, senior Michael Bass and junior Ryan LaGrange were named Capital One Second-Team Academic All-America ®, becoming the first Seahawks to be named so since 1987.

Bass, who was named Louisville Slugger All-America on Thursday, and LaGrange were District III Academic All-America and advanced to the national ballot. The two infielders join Calvin Garrett, who made the second of two career appearances on Academic All-America teams in 1987. Garrett was a second-team honoree in 1986 and first-team in 1987. Paul Murr was UNCW’s first Academic All-America, earning first-team honors in 1982.

Bass, who has fashioned a cumulative 3.47 grade point average and is majoring in business with a concentration in accounting, enters the regional with a team-leading .387 batting average while also posting team-highs in runs (59), hits (79), doubles (20) and stolen bases (24). He tied the UNCW school record with a 26-game hitting streak and at one point in the season held the nation’s longest on base streak at 42 games, dating back to the 2012 season.

LaGrange, meanwhile, has a 3.89 GPA while majoring in Chemistry and minoring in biology. As a junior, LaGrange is hitting a career-high .372 with 13 doubles, a triple and five home runs. He’s tied for third on the club with 37 runs batted in. The Wilmington native is a semifinalist for the Gregg Olsen award which is presented to the breakout player of the year in college baseball.

The Seahawks take on Elon at 6 p.m on Friday in the first game of the NCAA Charlottesville Regional for both teams. Baseball fans can watch it on ESPN3 or listen to Mike Vaccaro call the action on AM 630 ESPN Radio in Wilmington. The game will also be streamed at UNCWsports.com, click on the listen link on the baseball schedule.

Notes: UNCW and North Dakota State were the only two schools with two people on the Academic All-America teams … The Colonial Athletic Association boasted five players on the top two teams with Hofstra pitcher Joe Burg and Towson infielder Zach Fisher on the first team and Georgia State’s Scott Sarratt joining Bass and LaGrange on the second team.