The Monmouth College baseball and softball teams had five student-athletes named Division III Academic All-District by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) on Tuesday. Each student-athlete honored will advance to the CSC Academic All-America ballot for Division III later this month.
The baseball team had four selections: Jeff Garrett (Aledo, Illinois), Tyler Houck (Park Ridge, Illinois), Daniel Lummus (New Port Richey, Florida) and Tim McNally (Paw Paw, Illinois). Garrett and McNally graduated from Monmouth on Sunday. Softball had one honoree for the 2023 award, junior Lillian Hucke (Aledo, Illinois).
To qualify for CSC Academic All-District, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA and participate in at least 50% of their teams games (10 innings for pitchers). Student-athletes are nominated by their own institution’s Sports Information Director and the awards are voted on by CSC members.
All five Scots student-athletes will be on the All-America ballot with first-, second- and third-team honorees announced later this month. The last time a Monmouth student-athlete was named a CSC/CoSIDA Academic All-American football player Matt Barnes in 2016. The Scots have had nine All-American honorees since 1983.
Monmouth had 10 All-District selections in the fall season, four in the winter and eight so far this spring. The at-large winners will be announced next week and the track and field winners are announced May 30.
***Courtesy of Nathan Baliva, Monmouth College***