June 1, 2012
Capital One Baseball Academic All-America Team
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Army senior second baseman Zach Price garnered more academic honors Friday being named a first team member of the Capital One Academic All-America Division I baseball team.
Price, the Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, has a 3.73 GPA as a systems engineering major. The four-year starter recently earned the Patriot League Tournament MVP award, leading the Black Knights to their sixth Patriot League title. Price enters the NCAA Tournament batting .324 with 50 runs scored and 24 RBIs. He is second in the League with 20 stolen bases after setting a new League Tournament record with six in five games. He is a Distinguished Cadet at West Point, posting a 3.67 GPA or better each semester. Full Army Release
Price is the fifth Patriot League student-athlete to earn Capital One Academic All-America recognition in 2011-12, and the fourth named to a first team. His selection marks that fourth consecutive year that an Army player was named to the Capital One Baseball Academic All-America Team, and eighth straight season that the Patriot League was represented on the squad. Price is the first baseball student-athlete to earn first-team Academic All-America honors since Navy's Trevor Thompson in 2005, and only the fifth first-team Academic All-American in the sport's history in the League.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, visit www.cosida.com