BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan pitcher Chris Metrick was recently named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.
The 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ Baseball Team, selected by the SIDs at the Division II level in the district, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Metrick ended the year with a Mountain East Conference leading nine saves. He owned a 3-0 record in 22 appearances.
The sophomore right-hander from Beckley, W. Va. has a 3.87 GPA in computer science.
The Academic All-District™ teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the fifth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2015-16 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
First-team Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
For the entrie CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, please click here.
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