Two Named All-District

Two Named All-District

DELAWARE, Ohio - The Shenandoah University baseball team had two of its members earn first team Capital One Academic All-District V honors in selections announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Seniors Cory Nelson and Jake Pendergraft earned first team honors at pitcher and outfield, respectively.

Both are now under consideration for for Academic All-America honors.

The baseball team has had three Academic All-Americans in the past six years. Daniel Ziccardy '07 was named in 2007, Greg Van Sickler '11 earned it in 2010 and Kevin Brashears '11 was named last spring.

Nelson has a 3.46 GPA as a Business Administration major. On the mound, he is 5-4 with a 2.22 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 69.0 innings pitched.

A first baseman when he does not pitch, Nelson was named second team All-USA South this spring at both pitcher and as a utility player.

Pendergraft is also a Business Administration major and has earned a 3.37 GPA in his four years at Shenandoah.

In his first season as a full-time starter this spring, Pendergraft is currently hitting an even .400 with 62 hits in 155 at-bats.

He has 21 extra-base hits, including 13 doubles and six home runs, and was named first team All-USA South.

Both men are heavily involved in the team's community service projects and served as co-captains this spring.

Pendergraft was also inducted into the ODK leadership honors society in January.

To be eligible for Academic All-America, student-athletes must be starters or important reserves on their team and have at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Nominees are voted on by CoSIDA members within one of eight national districts with first team district honorees moving into a national ballot for consideration as Academic All-America. A CoSIDA committee then selects first and second team Academic All-America teams in NCAA Divisions I, II and III as well as NAIA/Junior College.

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