Senior Austin Drewyer
Junior Curtis Schickner
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Senior pitcher Austin Drewyer (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) and junior third baseman Curtis Schickner (East Windsor, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep) have been selected to the America East Baseball All-Academic team for the second consecutive season, the conference announced Tuesday.
Drewyer led NCAA Division I in walks per nine innings by a starter with six walks in 87.2 innings of work (0.62 BB per 9 IP). He led the Retrievers with three wins and six complete games and was second on the team with 29 strikeouts. He graduated in May with a 3.36 GPA in business technology administration.
Schickner, who was named the America East representative to the NCAA DI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in May, started 39 games at third base for the Retrievers, earning 29 hits with five doubles and scoring 15 runs. He has a 3.64 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 third 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.