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Drewyer, Schickner Named to America East Baseball All-Academic Team
Junior Austin Drewyer
Sophomore Curtis Schickner
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Junior pitcher Austin Drewyer (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) and sophomore third baseman Curtis Schickner (East Windsor, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep) have been selected to the 2010 America East Baseball All-Academic team, as announced by the conference Tuesday.
Drewyer was second on the Retrievers in innings pitched with 45.0 and struck out 24 batters, the third most on the team. He has a 3.35 cumulative GPA and is majoring in business technology.
Schickner finished the season with a .259 batting average in 47 games, 45 as a starter. He led the Retrievers with six stolen bases and was third on the team with 23 runs driven in. He has a 3.54 cumulative GPA is majoring in economics, while minoring in English and American studies.
The All-Academic squads are a product of the June 2005 Athletics Directors meeting where faculty representatives and athletics directors from each of the conference’s nine member institutions decided to honor the league’s top student-athletes, who excel equally in the classroom as they do on the playing field.
For the second straight year, America East has chosen the All-Academic teams using CoSIDA’s Academic All-America program as a model. Student-athletes worthy of consideration are nominated by member sports information directors and voted on by a committee of SIDs, academic advisers and faculty representatives from all nine member institutions.
All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time but can be more if there is a tie in voting. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.