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Baseball Quartet Earns Academic All-District Recognition
May 07, 2012
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Kolt Browder (Baylor), Logan Vick (Baylor), Ross Stripling (Texas A&M) and Scott LeJuene (Texas Tech) have been honored on the Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Team.

The quartet earned first team recognition on the District VII team. Browder and Vick were honored for the second time, as they both earned second-team honors in 2011. CoSIDA named only one team for each district this season.

Browder, a junior engineering major from Coldspring, Texas, is one of eight Division I student-athletes to be named academic all-district with a perfect 4.0 GPA. He has pitched in 12 games this season, posting a 3.14 ERA with one save and 14 strikeouts over 14.1 innings.

Vick, a junior business major from Kerrville, Texas, has started 45 of Baylor’s 46 games in center field. He leads the Big 12 Conference with 18 doubles and ranks eighth in the league with a .346 batting average. Vick also ranks fourth in the league with 30 walks, and his 121 career walks are one shy of 10th place on the Big 12’s all-time list.

Stripling, who is also a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, returned to College Station for his senior year after being drafted in the ninth round of last year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies and has once again been a difference-maker on the mound for the Aggies. He carries a 3.61 GPA, majoring in finance.

The Southlake, Texas, native leads the Big 12 Conference in both innings pitched (94.0), while maintaining an 8-2 record on the mound with a 2.59 ERA and a team-leading 90 strikeouts.

Additionally, Stripling, who led the country with 14 wins on the mound a year ago, ranks sixth on the Big 12 career wins chart with 29 and is also ninth all-time in strikeouts with 310 over his career.

Last season, Stripling earned both All-America and Academic All-America recognition for his efforts on the diamond and in the classroom.

LeJeune, who will graduate in August with a degree in business management, tallied a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the fall semester and currently holds a 3.47 cumulative GPA.

LeJeune is the first Red Raider to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team since 2005 (Cody Fuller). In his fourth season with the Tech program, LeJeune is batting .307 (61-for-199) with 31 runs scored, 14 doubles, one home run, 37 RBI and 16 walks while having started in all 50 games for the Red Raiders this season.

Entering the spring semester, LeJeune had been named to the Texas Tech academic honor roll on five occasions, four times earning Dean’s List status (3.5-4.00 GPA).

To be eligible for academic all-district teams, student-athletes must be starters or important reserves with at least 3.30 cumulative grade point averages. Candidates also must complete at least one full academic year at the nominating institution and be at least sophomores athletically.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
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