Trinity's Mortimer Selected To Capitol One Academic All-District Baseball Team
Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College senior tri-captain C/1B Kevin Mortimer (Spencer, Mass.) was selected to the Capitol One Academic All-District Baseball Team, and joined senior tri-captain P Angus Anderson (Middletown, R.I.), junior outfielders Alex Almeida (Bridgeport, Conn.) and Michael Rueger (Teaneck, N.J.), junior P Ben Goldberg (Plainview, N.Y.), junior SS Stephen Howard (Cheshire, Conn.), and sophomore pitchers Ryan Carr (Cos Cob, Conn.) and David O'Brien (Fairfield, Conn.) on the 2012 NESCAC All-Academic Team.
The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District ® Baseball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All America teams programs in 2011. To be honored as NESCAC All-Academic, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
The Academic All-District ® teams includes student-athletes from eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools. The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 DII and DIII Academic All-America teams program. First Team Academic All-District -honorees 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.
Mortimer is batting .344 with nine doubles, six home runs, and a team-high 34 RBI for the Bantams this spring. He maintains a 3.68 g.p.a. as an economics major at Trinity. 2008 NCAA Division III National Champion Trinity, coached by Bill Decker (22nd Season), is 29-9 after concluding its regular season over the weekend with a 7/12-1/2 sweep at Wesleyan. The Bantams are the top seed in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and will host the league's championship tournament on May 11-13.