Four SAC Student-Athletes Named to Google Cloud Academic All-America® Baseball Team

Four SAC Student-Athletes Named to Google Cloud Academic All-America® Baseball Team

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Four South Atlantic Conference student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Baseball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Division II Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 Division II Academic All-America® teams. 

Headlining the SAC selections are First Team picks Ty Andrus from Wingate and Ben Herring of Newberry. Herring is one of six repeat performers, earning Academic All-America® honors last season as well.

Also, earning All-America® honors were Carson-Newman's Dillon Cate, who was a second team selection, and Coker's Connor Cleary, who was a third team selection.

Twenty of the 33 members of the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Baseball teams have at least a 3.90 GPA, with nine student-athletes maintaining a perfect 4.00 GPA. The 11 members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.88.

2017-18 Academic All-America® Baseball Team Division II

FIRST TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

P

Jacob Blank (1)

Augustana University

Sr.

3.92

Government

P

Kyle Leahy (1)

Colorado Mesa University

Jr.

4.00

Kinesiology

C

Thomas Yoder

Belmont Abbey College

Sr.

3.93

Mathematics

INF

Justin Childers (2)

Ohio Dominican University

Sr.

3.46

Finance & Economics

INF

Jay Copeland

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Sr.

4.00

Kinesiology

INF

Jared Melone

West Chester University

Sr.

3.91

Accounting / Finance

INF

Collin Nevil (2)

University of Central Missouri

Sr.

3.86

Biology

OF

Ty Andrus

Wingate University

Sr.

4.00

Criminal Justice

OF

Matt Diesel

Felician University

Sr.

3.71

Accounting

OF

Joe Popp

Colorado School of Mines

Sr.

3.94

Mechanical Engineering

DH

Ben Herring (2)

Newberry College

Sr.

3.92

International Studies

SECOND TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

P

Chris Anastas

Slippery Rock University

Jr.

4.00

Secondary Education

P

Dillon Cate

Carson-Newman University

Gr.

4.00

Business

P

Josiah Gray

Le Moyne College

Jr.

3.79

Management

C

Mikey Gangwish

Colorado School of Mines

Jr.

3.52

Mechanical Engineering

INF

Blaine Crim

Mississippi College

Jr.

3.75

Business Administration

INF

Jayden Fleck

Southwest Minnesota State University

Jr.

3.97

Accounting & Finance

INF

Daniel Jahnke

Newman University

Sr.

4.00

Biology

INF

Jackson Kritsch

San Francisco State

So.

3.96

Accounting

OF

Mason Janvrin

University of Central Missouri

So.

4.00

Occupational Safety

OF

Logan Mattix

Georgia College

Sr.

3.66

Marketing

OF

Ryan Williams

California Baptist University

Sr.

3.91

Kinesiology

DH

Aaron Mack (3)

Newman University

Sr.

4.00

Accounting

THIRD TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

P

Dylan Stowell

California Baptist University

Gr.

3.84/4.00

Business

C

Colin Kaucher

Ohio Dominican University

Jr.

3.69

Business Administration

INF

Connor Cleary

Coker College

Sr.

3.93

Social Sciences

INF

Christian Kapeliela

Hawai'i Pacific University

Sr.

3.44

Mathematics

INF

Gianfranco Morello

University of Charleston

Jr.

3.90

Political Science

INF

Jacob Richardson

Southern Arkansas University

Sr.

3.67

K-12 Physical Education & Health

OF

Darian Abram

Washburn University

Sr.

3.93

Kinesiology

OF

Sean Aspinall

Azusa Pacific University

Gr.

3.73/3.88

Accounting (UG) / Accounting (G)

OF

Trevor Kehe

Colorado School of Mines

Sr.

3.41

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

DH

Matthew Ronai

Merrimack College

Jr.

3.79

Sports Medicine

Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year: Jacob Blank, Augustana University

(1) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team selection in 2017

(2) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® second team selection in 2017

(3) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® third team selection in 2017