Kirk Earns Academic All-America Honors
June 1, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV baseball senior outfielder Trevor Kirk has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Baseball Third Team, which was voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced on Friday.
Kirk is just the fifth UNLV baseball player to earn Academic All-America honors and only the second since 1996. Bryan Resnick (IF) earned third-team recognition in 2009, Scott Vincent (OF) was a third-team selection in 1996, Reed Peters (OF) was honorable mention in 1986 and Dan Fischer (P) was the first Rebel baseball player to earn Academic All-America honors in 1978 when he was named to the second team.
Kirk, who is from Las Vegas, is majoring in kinesiological sciences and has a 3.55 grade point average. He is currently finishing pre-med prerequisite courses with a goal of working in the field of health sciences and will graduate this fall.
Kirk has been in the starting lineup for the Rebels each of the past two years. This season he was second on the team in batting average (.343), he led the Rebels in runs scored with 50 and was second in hits with 73. He was fourth on the team in RBI with 34 and his slugging percentage of .498 ranked second. He also had 12 doubles and five home runs this year.
Kirk, who was named to the All-Mountain West second team in 2011, attended the College of Southern Nevada before transferring to UNLV. He is a graduate of Silverado High School.
The full Academic All-America team for baseball may be found here: http://cosida.com/media/documents/2012/6/2012_CO_AAA_DI_Baseball_Team.pdf
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative 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.