May 2, 2014
Capital One Academic All-District Baseball and Softball Teams
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Three Patriot Leaguers received Capital One Academic All-District honors on Thursday, with two coming in softball and another in baseball.
The softball honorees included Boston University senior Jayme Mask in District I and Lehigh sophomore Morgan Decker in District II, while in baseball Holy Cross junior Jack St. Clair was selected in District I.
The Academic All-District teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) whose schools are in each region. District I comprises schools from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, while District II includes schools in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. To be eligible for the award, individuals must be at least a sophomore, as well as a starter or key reserve with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.30.
Mask is batting a personal-best .400 and owns 30 stolen bases, and also has 23 RBIs this season after tallying a combined 24 RBIs in the last two seasons. She owns a 3.41 GPA and graduated last December with a degree in Biology, and will add a second degree in Psychology before setting her sights on earning a master's degree in School Counseling. Mask was named Boston University Woman of the Year last week.
Decker holds a 3.64 cumulative GPA as a Behavioral Neuroscience major. She has made the Dean's List in two of her first three semesters at Lehigh and was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll following a freshman season in which she was both the Patriot League Player and Rookie of the Year. Decker was also named to the NFCA All-Academic Team in the fall. This season, she leads Lehigh with a .390 batting average, ten doubles, eight home runs and 36 RBIs. She currently leads the Patriot League in home runs, slugging percentage (.695) and on-base percentage (.532).
St. Clair started in all 44 games this season for Holy Cross, including 30 as the designated hitter. He batted .282 on the year and set career highs with 25 runs, 42 hits, 12 doubles, one home run and 25 RBIs. St. Clair also posted a .383 slugging percentage and a .397 on-base percentage and held the longest reached-base streak by a Crusader this year at 24 consecutive games. He holds a 3.47 cumulative grade-point average and is a double-major in Mathematics and Economics.
Each of the honorees is now placed on the Capital One Academic All-American team ballot, where first, second and third team members will be selected later this month.
For the full announcement of the Academic All-District Baseball and Softball Teams from CoSIDA, go here