Courtesy of Aurora University
AURORA, Ill. --- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III baseball teams this morning and Aurora University senior Jacob Stockman added to his lengthy honors achieved in his final season as a Spartan when he was selected as a First-Team All-America honoree.
Stockman can now put the unique distinction of earning Academic and Athletic All-American honors on his resume with the Google Cloud Academic All-America® being based off the student-athletes combined prowess on the field and in the classroom. He becomes the seventh CoSIDA Academic All-America First-Team selection for AU and 22nd overall. A complete list of AU's CoSIDA Academic All-America selections can be seen here.
On the field, Stockman finished his senior season with a 9-2 record and one save in 89-1/3 innings pitched. In 14 appearances and 12 starts, Stockman had a stellar 1.71 earned run average while striking out 72 and opponents hit .218 against. In the classroom, he completed a perfect academic resume with a 4.00 grade point average.
The CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America honor adds to his previous selections as an ABCA/Rawlings Third-Team All-American, First-Team ABCA/Rawlings Midwest All-Region Team, a D3baseball.com First-Team All-Region selection and earlier this spring he was named the 2018 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-Conference, and CoSIDA Academic All-District.
The Spartan baseball team concluded the 2018 season with a 30-15 overall record, a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship and the program's 21st NCAA Division III Tournament appearance.
The CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America teams are selected by CoSIDA member sports information directors based on the student-athletes' academic prowess while being a steady influence on their respective athletic field. To be considered for the honor, the nominated student-athletes are required to maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade-point average throughout their academic career at their respective institution.