To go along with his record setting season, Andrew Kuta (SR/Edgar, NE) was also named CoSIDA 2nd Team Academic All-American. This season Kuta won a school record 10 games and he also owns the school record for career wins at 24.
The 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Baseball Team first teamers include pitchers Ryan Phillips from William Woods University and Damon Proctor from the University of Northwestern Ohio, Indiana Tech catcher Keith Tatum, infieldersMatt Bandor from Indiana Tech, Taylor Grzelakowski of Madonna University and Landon Uetz from the University of Jamestown; Oklahoma Wesleyan University outfielder Will Price and Northwest Mississippi Community College designated hitter Spencer Cayten.
The second team has pitchers Micah Beyer from Biola University and Andrew Kuta of Hastings College; infielders Michael Centeno of St. Thomas (Fla.) University, Cameron Gingerich from Dordt College, Jon Stewart of Cornerstone University and Jeremy Vasquez of Davenport University, outfielders Conner Rivers of Martin Methodist College, Tyler Sroczynski from Trinity Christian College and Tanner Watson of Taylor University.
Indiana Tech topped the Academic All-America® College Division Baseball Team with three first-team choices.
Six on the squad have a 3.90 or better G.P.A., while 16 among the team compiled a 3.75 G.P.A.
Eleven of the team members competed in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round. Baker has led Oklahoma City, while Price has spearheaded Oklahoma Wesleyan to the Avista-NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.
The 12-member first team from the Academic All-America® College Division baseball team has an average G.P.A. of 3.81, while the second team has an average G.P.A. of 3.79. The entire team boasts of an average G.P.A. of 3.80.
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Michael MacEachern, Young Harris College
Academic All-America® Co-Director for Publicity