Five MW Student-Athletes Named To 2014 Capital One Academic All-District Teams

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –­ Five Mountain West student-athletes were named to the 2014 Capital One® Academic All-District Baseball Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. UNLV pitcher Erick Fedde, Fresno State catcher Trent Woodward, Nevada infielder Scott Kaplan and San Diego State outfielder Greg Allen represent District 8, while New Mexico infielder Sam Haggerty was the lone MW honoree from District 7.

 

It is the first Capital One® Academic honor for all five student-athletes. Each player will advance to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot. That team will be announced on Friday, May 30.

 

Fedde, a junior from Las Vegas, Nev., has a 3.32 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) as a communications studies major. He leads the league with a 1.76 earned run average, 82 strikeouts and an 8-2 overall record in 11 appearances for the Rebels in 2014.

 

Woodward holds a 3.42 GPA in communications.  The junior from Chino Hills, Calif. is batting .285 with 45 hits, 32 runs scored, 23 RBI, eight doubles, one triple and two home runs. He has started all 45 games for the Bulldogs this season.

 

Kaplan boasts a 3.95 GPA as a community health science major. The senior from Dana Point, Calif. has made 33 starts and played in 40 games for the Wolf Pack this season.  He is hitting .261 with 29 hits, 18 runs scored, 10 RBI, and two doubles.

 

Allen, a junior from San Diego, Calif., is studying business management, earning a 3.52 GPA. Allen is one of the top 10 hitters in the MW with an average of .322 in 2014. He leads the Conference in stolen bases with 22 and has started all 45 games for the Aztecs.

 

Haggerty, the lone sophomore MW representative, carries a 3.78 GPA in finance.  The Denver, Colo. native is the 13th-best hitter in the Conference with a .318 batting average and 61 hits this season. He leads the league in runs scored with 46.

 

The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically and be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA. Nominated student-athletes were then voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America in their respective districts.