AUSTIN, Texas. – After being named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team last month, Lyon College baseball infielder Jordan Braswell received CoSIDA Academic All-America second team honors on Tuesday.
The Academic All-America College Division Baseball Team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
Athletes honored are done so by meeting minimum criteria and then being voted upon by CoSIDA members across the nation. They must have at least a 3.30 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games at the position listed on the nomination form. He must also have completed one full calendar year at his current institution and reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team was comprised of Auburn Montgomery’s (Ala.) Raymond Moody, British Columbia’s Alex Webb, USC-Beaufort’s Nick Payne, Friends’ (Kan.) Garrett Heath, Central Methodist’s (Mo.) Brennan Hurley, York’s (Neb.) Michael Johnson, Penn State Brandywine’s (Pa.) Tom Osenbach, Oklahoma City’s Jared Baker, MidAmerica Nazarene’s (Kan.) Jordan Eckley, Kansas Wesleyan’s Jordan Rousselle and College of Idaho’s Cole Mansanarez. Webb was also named the Academic All-American of the Year, and was a second team honoree in 2015. Heath earned Academic All-America first team honors for the second straight year.
Braswell posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while majoring in Economics. During the 2016 season, he appeared in 38 games – totaling a .300 batting average, four doubles, 17 runs scored, one home run and 17 RBI’s.
Braswell joins AMC foe William Woods’ Jacob Guilianelli, Trinity Christian’s (Ill.) Tanner Reklaitis, Zack Joners and Joshua Pieper, Cornerstone’s (Mich.) Zach Bohl, Peru State’s (Neb.) Mark McGinnity, Midland’s (Neb.) Cole Gray, Olivet Nazarene’s (Ill.) Bryan Klendworth and Concordia’s (Mich.) Jeremy Maas on the second team.
The 11-member first team from the Academic All-America® College Division baseball squad has an average G.P.A. of 3.71, while the second team has an average G.P.A. of 3.73. The entire team boasts of an average G.P.A. of 3.72.