AUSTIN, Texas - Redshirt senior Jon Klein and junior Ben Nolan of the Mercyhurst University baseball team were honored on Wednesday afternoon after being named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Baseball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A total of seven pitchers were named as Academic All-Americans across the country on Wednesday afternoon and Mercyhurst was fortunate enough to garner two of those spots. Klein's First Team award marks the second consecutive season that the Mercyhurst baseball program has had a player named to the First Team after Dan Altavilla captured the honor after the 2014 campaign.
The All-District and All-America teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To be nominated for the Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 cumulative grade point average and a starter or significant reserve on their team.