Baseball and math constitute a successful fomula for Nick Fisher (Jr., Lake Oswego, Ore.), who was honored Friday for his intellect and on-field performance with his selection to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Team.
Fisher, a mathematics major, carries a 3.83 cumulative grade point average, fifth highest among the 12 student-athletes representing NCAA Division III District 8.
The junior outfielder has started all 37 games this season for the top-ranked Wildcats, batting .393 with 12 doubles, three triples and four home runs for 85 total bases and 36 RBI. Among Northwest Conference leaders, he ranked second in stolen bases (21), fourth in both batting average and RBI and fifth in slugging percentage (.607).
Linfield, which has held the top spot in the d3baseball.com poll for the past three weeks and the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Top 25 for the past six, claimed its third NWC championship in four seasons. The Wildcats (32-5, 21-3 NWC) also secured the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA playoffs, and learn of their playoff destination Monday, May 13.
The CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America program was established in the 1950s, and every year recognizes hundreds of deserving scholar-athletes. Student-athletes are nominated by their respective institutions. Voting for Academic All-District is done by current members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America; the All-America team is voted upon by Academic All-America Committee members and current CoSIDA Board of Directors.
Bats .393 with a 3.83 GPA
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