FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College's Brad Sawyer was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball First Team, voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A sophomore, he is the first baseball player in school history to earn the honor for the four-year-old program.
Sawyer was named to the team as a designated hitter and was one of two players from the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth named to an all-district team. The Blazers are part of District 2, which in Division III encompasses programs in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. Districts are based on geography, with Stevenson joining Hood in District 2 and the remaining seven MAC Commonwealth schools residing in District 4. Widener's Nick D'Alessandro was selected to the All-District 4 team.
On the field, he was named to the All-MAC Commonwealth Second Team as a utility player. As a hitter, he leads the MAC Commonwealth with a .464 batting average and .531 on-base percentage and his .623 slugging percentage is second. His four triples rank fourth in the league. He had four hits against both Northwestern (Minn.) and Arcadia. As a pitcher, he has appeared in 12 games, starting 11, with four wins, 40 strikeouts and a 4.47 earned run average in 54.1 innings. He tossed a complete game victory against Arcadia.
To be eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity start or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. First Team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot.