5/2/2013 9:32 PM
by Concord Sports Information
Concord University baseball standout sophomore third baseman Ryan Johnston has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District First Team, the organization announced Thursday.
To be eligible for the all-academic team, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Johnston, a business major, had a 3.61 GPA entering the spring semester.
In addition to his success in the classroom, Johnston recently earned second team All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors for his performance during the 2013 season. He has started 49 of 51 games played and leads Concord with a .408 batting average to go with 10 home runs, 63 runs scored, 61 RBI and 71 hits.
Johnston ranks third in the nation in runs scored, fifth in RBI and 38th in hits. Prior to the start of the season, Johnston was named to the Tino Martinez Division II Player of the Year watch list.
First‐team Academic All‐District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third‐team All‐America honorees will be selected later this month.
Concord, which is 33-18 overall this year, season continues 3:30 p.m. Thursday against Charleston in the WVIAC Tournament. CU defeated West Liberty 5-1 on day one of the double-elimination tournament.
The 2013 Capital One Academic All‐District ® Baseball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All‐America teams programs since 2011.
-Courtesy of Concord Sports Information