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David Stillerman repeats as Academic All-District selection

May 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm
David Stillerman
David Stillerman earned the Knights' fifth Academic All-District honor over the last seven seasons.

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Carleton College infielder David Stillerman (Sr./Evanston, Ill./Evanston) was named to the Academic All-District Baseball First Team for the second straight year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their performance both on the field and in the classroom. Stillerman is an Economics/Mathematics/Statistics major with a 3.86 GPA and ranks among the MIAC leaders, entering the final week of the regular season with a .395 batting average and a .457 on-base percentage.

Across the nation, 98 Division III student-athletes received this award, and Stillerman is one of six MIAC players named to District 6’s first team. Last season, Stillerman not only earned Academic All-District honors, but he also received his second consecutive Academic All-Conference award.

Stillerman has had a standout senior season, as he leads all conference middle infielders in batting average, on-base-percentage, and slugging (.533). His stats in those categories rank among the league’s top 25, while he has tallied 24 RBI and scored 47 runs for the Knights, which is the second-highest mark in the MIAC.

The Knights’ shortstop continues the program tradition of combining both academic and athletic success. Most recently, Alex Wirta ’12 was named to the 2011 Academic All-District Team and Ethan Guevin ’09 earned back-to-back spots on ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-District teams in 2008 and 2009.

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