May 3, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
For the third year in a row, Zach Price has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 1 Baseball Team, presented by Capital One, it was announced on Thursday.
Price, who was a second-team selection each of the last two seasons, was included on this year's first team. The senior second baseman has excelled both on the field and in the classroom since arriving at West Point.
This season, Price leads the Patriot League with 41 runs scored, ranks fourth in the conference with 57 base hits and 13 stolen bases, lists fifth in the league with a .320 batting average and a .425 on-base percentage, and stands sixth with 24 walks.
Price currently ranks third all-time at Army with 164 runs scored, fourth in Academy history with 228 career base hits and tied for sixth with 48 stolen bases. The Patriot League's all-time walks leader (122), Price is a two-time all-conference selection. The Cantonment, Fla., native earned first-team honors as a freshman and a junior, while winning Rookie of the Year honors in 2009. He was also named a Freshman All-American by Ping! and Louisville Slugger following his breakout rookie campaign.
One of Army's co-captains, Price maintains a 3.732 grade point average in Systems Engineering. He has been named to the Dean's List every semester since arriving at the Academy. Price has also been tabbed a Distinguished Cadet following each semester for maintaining a GPA of 3.67 or higher.
Price has earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll each of his first three seasons, and was selected to the conference's inaugural All-Academic Team last spring.
As a member of the All-District 1 team, Price will advance to the national ballot, where he will contend for Academic All-America honors for the first time in his career.
Army (35-12) returns to action on Saturday, May 5, when the Black Knights host Bloomfield in a doubleheader. First pitch for the non-conference twinbill is slated for 12 p.m.