NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Carleton College infielder David Stillerman (Jr./Evanston, Ill./Evanston) was named to the Academic All-District Baseball First Team, 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 3.82 GPA and ranks among the MIAC leaders with a .379 batting average and a .492 on-base percentage.
Stillerman is one of six MIAC players named to District 6’s first team and one of 94 Division III student-athletes in the nation to win this award. This is not Stillermans’s first award for his academic success, as he was a 2012 Academic All-MIAC selection.
Last season, Stillerman started in 36 games and put up solid numbers, but he has had a standout 2013 season thus far. During the last three games of the Knights’ spring break trip, Stillerman took over starting shortstop duties and moved up from sixth to the No. 2 spot in Carleton’s lineup. The changes certainly seemed to suit the junior, as soon after he was named MIAC Player-of-the-Week and tabbed to the D3baseball.com national Team-of-the-Week for the week of March 25-31.
He has started at shortstop, second base, and third base this season. His on-base percentage ranks fifth in the MIAC while he possesses the 12th-best batting average in the conference.
The Knights’ infielder 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.