ELMHURST, Ill. -- Three Summit League baseball standouts were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® First Team it was announced by CoSIDA Thursday.
A pair of South Dakota State student-athletes -- Kolton Michalski and Anthony Schneider -- along with North Dakota State's Jayse McLean were named to the District 6 Team.
Michalski, a junior catcher from Watertown, S.D., received recognition on the 10-member honor squad with a 3.42 grade-point average (GPA) as a consumer affairs major. Michalski has shared the catching duties this season and has been solid behind the plate, committing only one error in nearly 150 defensive chances.
A senior outfielder from Altoona, Iowa, Schneider earned recognition on the team for the third year in a row after compiling a 3.89 GPA while majoring in human biology. Schneider currently leads Jackrabbit starters with a .417 on-base percentage and ranks second with a .459 slugging percentage. He also stands in a tie for third place on the team with four home runs and also is third on the squad with 25 runs scored.
A redshirt junior from Great Falls, Mont., McLean maintains a perfect 4.00 GPA majoring in mechanical engineering. McLean has a .270 batting average with a 30 runs scored, 38 hits, five doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 26 RBI, 22 walks and six stolen bases in 40 games played and started. His seven homers leads North Dakota State and ranks second in The Summit League.
The trio will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration in June.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.
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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.