Carleton shortstop David Stillerman ’14 was recognized for excellence in the classroom and on the diamond as he was a second-team selection to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Baseball team, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Carleton student-athletes have won the Academic All-America award a total of 21 times overall, and Stillerman is the first member of the baseball program to join that list.
Other recent Knights that have earned Academic All-American honors include, among others, Erik Klontz ’13 (swimming and diving), Simon Ginet ’14 (soccer), Simone Childs-Walker ’12 (track and field), Will Taylor ’11 (football), Ted Marschall ’09 (swimming and diving), and David Watson ’06 (soccer).
An Economics and Mathematics/Statistics double major, Stillerman holds a 3.86 GPA and capped off his career as a Knight with a standout senior season, ultimately earning a spot on the 2014 D3baseball.com All-Midwest Region Team, and helping lead the Knights to one of their most successful seasons in recent memory.
Stillerman finished the 2014 campaign ranked among the MIAC leaders with a .370 batting average, .437 on-base percentage, and .533 slugging percenage. He scored 47 runs in the Knights’ 34 games, crossing the plate an average of 1.38 times per game, which ranked fourth among all NCAA players and second in Division III. He also ranked among Division III leaders with 13 doubles and three triples this season.
In addition to earning Academic All-America honors, Stillerman has also earned three consecutive Academic All-Conference awards and two Academic All-District honors.
The Academic All-America Teams program honors male and female student-athletes annually who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America; a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.