Trio of repeat honorees headline #SummitBSB All-Academic Team

Omaha's Cal Hehnke was an All-Summit League performer on the field and in the classroom.
Omaha's Cal Hehnke was an All-Summit League performer on the field and in the classroom.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three repeat honorees highlighted the 2019 Baseball Academic All-Summit League Team announced Wednesday by league officials. A total of 10 student-athletes were voted to the team and honored for their combined athletic and academic performances this season. The squad is selected by the institution's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors. 

The trio of two-time honorees includes Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-American Jayse McLean from North Dakota State, Omaha relief pitcher Cal Hehnke and Western Illinois starting pitcher Javin Drake, who was an All-Summit League First Team performer.

Those three players each had a teammate join them on the team. Summit League Pitcher of the Year and Championship MVP Payton Kinney joined Hehnke from the regular-season and tournament champions. Drake's Leatherneck battery mate, C.J. Schaeffer, was the lone catcher on the squad and North Dakota State's Charley Hesse was one of three sophomores on the team.

The other two sophomores hail from South Dakota State as Derek Hackman and shortstop Gus Steiger represented the Jackrabbits. Oral Roberts outfielder Andrew Pace was the fifth senior to earn a spot while Purdue Fort Wayne utility man Garrett Mohler rounded out the squad. 

To be eligible for The Summit League Academic All-League Team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions. The Baseball Academic All-League Team is made up of the nine student-athletes plus ties, receiving the most votes.

Academic All-Summit League Team

Name

School

Year

GPA

Major/Minor

Javin Drake* 

Western Illinois

Jr.

3.80

Physical Education

Derek Hackman

South Dakota State

So.

4.00

Computer Science

Cal Hehnke*

Omaha

Sr.

3.37

Architectural Engineering

Charley Hesse

North Dakota State

So.

3.59

Marketing

Payton Kinney

Omaha

Sr.

3.66

Emergency Management

Jayse McLean*

North Dakota State

Sr.

4.00

Mechanical Engineering

Garrett Mohler

Purdue Fort Wayne

Jr.

3.81

Business Management

Andrew Pace

Oral Roberts

Sr.

3.57

Sports Management

C.J. Schaeffer

Western Illinois

Sr.

3.40

Finance

Gus Steiger

South Dakota State

So.

3.39

Exercise Science

2018 * honoree

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