AUSTIN, Texas - Senior second baseman Tristan Baker has been named Google Cloud first team Academic All-District V in selections announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Baker, a 3.69 student as a sports management major, is now a candidate for Google Cloud Academic All-America honors. He would be the 21st student-athlete, and sixth baseball player, to earn Academic All-America accolades should he be selected. Jake Loew '17 is the last baseball player to be selected Academic All-America.
This season, Baker is hitting .364 with 11 doubles, two triples and the first three home runs of his career in 151 at-bats.
He also became the program's all-time leader in games played, game started and walks. He is currently third all-time in hits, two away from the No. 2 spot, and 20 from the all-time lead.
A team captain this season, Baker is a three-time All-ODAC honoree and has been named as the league's Player of the Week one time.
To be eligible for Academic All-District honors, student-athletes must have at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve on their squads. Nominees are then voted on in one of eight districts across the country by CoSIDA members.
The Academic All-America team will be announced later this month.