Full baseball release: http://cosida.com/media/documents/2013/5/2013_CO_Baseball_Acad_All_District.pdf
Full softball release: http://cosida.com/media/documents/2013/5/2013_CO_Softball_Acad_AllDistrict.pdf
Park University's Parker Jones and Callie Beaver were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District 5 Baseball and Softball teams, respectively, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Jones (Independence, Mo.) had a breakthrough season in the Pirates' outfield posting a career-best .327 batting average with eight extra-base hits. He finished the season on a 19-game hit streak which included 10 multi-hit games. A criminal justice major, Jones will graduate this spring with a 3.77 grade point average.
"Parker has been a great student-athlete for us and I am very proud of him getting this honor," said Park baseball head coach Cary Lundy. "He is the type of guy you like to bring in because he represents the program the right way. I am glad he could stay healthy and on the field this season."
Beaver, a sophomore outfielder from Webb City, Mo., boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA majoring in secondary education. She hit .364 at the plate ranking 18th in the American Midwest Conference and turned up her game with runners in scoring position (RISP) batting at a .536 clip. Beaver was even better in pressure situations hitting an incredible .778 with RISP and two outs.
"Callie is the ultimate coachable kid and I am lucky to have her on the team," said head softball coach Amy Reif. "She approaches every situation with the best attitude and I can't think of anyone better to represent us. She encompasses the true spirit of this award and is the type of student-athlete the creators of the award had in mind when first presenting it."
As First-Team honorees, Jones and Beaver advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second-, and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Teams and Softball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.