BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball Teams on Thursday, with five of the 11 honorees from District 6 (Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) hailing from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
The team featured student-athletes from Saint John's, Saint Mary's, St. Olaf, and St. Thomas. Among those recognized were Saint John's junior infielder Jack Schramel, Saint Mary's sophomore pitcher James Green and junior outfielder Matthew Piechowski, St. Olaf senior infielder Luke Dahl, and St. Thomas senior pitcher Henry DeCaster. All five are first-time Academic All-District honorees.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District team is part of the Google Cloud Academic All-America program, as selected by CoSIDA. Top student-athletes from NCAA Division III programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan are eligible for inclusion on the District 6 team, one of eight Division III districts nationwide. Student-athletes must have a grade-point average above 3.30 (4.0 scale) and have outstanding athletic credentials. College sports information directors in the district vote for the teams.
This is the eighth year of the expanded Google Cloud Academic All-America program, with separate teams comprising NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, along with a College Division team of NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools. First-team Google Cloud Academic All-District members advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, voted on by a committee of CoSIDA members.
The Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America teams program.
|2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District Team|
|Pos.||Name||Institution||Class||Hometown | High School||GPA||Major||Previous Selections|
|P||Henry DeCaster||St. Thomas||Sr.||Shoreview, Minn. | Mounds View||3.60||Financial Management||--|
|P||James Green||Saint Mary's||So.||East Bethel, Minn. | St. Francis||3.75||Education||--|
|IF||Luke Dahl||St. Olaf||Sr.||Rosemount, Minn.||3.79||Economics||--|
|IF||Jack Schramel||Saint John's||Jr.||St. Cloud, Minn. | Cathedral||3.45||Accounting||--|
|OF||Matthew Piechowski||Saint Mary's||Jr.||Hutchinson, Minn.||3.70||Accounting | Finance||--|