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Baseball: Girouard Tabbed To Capital One Academic All-America Baseball Teams

 

AUSTIN, Texas – Senior designated hitter Tyler Girouard became the third player in program history to earn academic All-America honors as he was selected to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America ® Division I Baseball Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday.
 
Girouard, a third team selection, joins Kevin Cantrelle (1998) and Tommy Bates (1991) on the list of Ragin’ Cajuns to earn the distinction.
 
"Any All-America award is a great honor, but ultimately they are here to get their degree and move on into corporate America because baseball is only going to last them so long," head coach Tony Robichaux said. "I think this is an enormous award for him because it’s not only what he has done on the field as an athlete, but he is being rewarded for what he has done in the classroom. We always tell our players that we don’t want their athletic mission to undermine their academic mission, and Tyler has never allowed that to happen."
 
A sports management graduate in the spring of 2014, Girouard is hitting .335 with a team-best 18 doubles, three home runs and 30 RBI. The senior provided the winning run against No. 13 Houston at the Houston Regional drawing a bases loaded hit by pitch for the walk-off win.
 
Girouard is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Louisiana and posted a 4.0 GPA during the fall semester. The Lafayette, La., native has helped guide the Cajuns to three straight NCAA tournament appearances including back-to-back Super Regional berths.
 
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
 
Of the 33 members of the Capital One Academic All-America ® Division I baseball teams, 12 have a 3.90 G.P.A or better. Six of this year’s honorees have a perfect 4.0 G.P.A. Florida State was represented by three players, while Illinois State and Omaha each had a pair of players selected.
 
Girouard is the fifth Louisiana player to earn All-America honors this season joining Blake Trahan, Stefan Trosclair, Gunner Leger and Dylan Moore.
 
FIRST TEAM
Pos.    Name                               School                                            Yr.      Hometown                        GPA           Major
P         Jacob Hendren                Illinois State                                     Jr.       Le Roy, Ill.                          4.00           Mathematics / pre-medicine
P         Benton Moss                    North Carolina                                 Sr.       Enfield, N.C.                       3.87           Business administration / economics
C         Drew Carlile                     Bradley                                            Sr.       Fort Collins, Colo.               4.00           Accounting
IF        Alex Close (1)                  Liberty                                             Sr.       Hoover, Ala.                       3.84           Business administration / finance
IF        Paul DeJong                    Illinois State                                     Jr.       Antioch, Ill.                          3.79           Biochemistry / pre-medicine
IF        Connor Panas (2)             Canisius                                           Sr.       Toronto, Ontario                 3.77           Physical education / health education
IF        Tucker Tubbs                   Memphis                                         Sr.       Collierville, Tenn.                3.87           Accounting
OF      Taylor Douglas                 Tennessee-Martin                           Sr.       Holladay, Tenn.                  4.00           Management
OF      Ian Happ                           Cincinnati                                        Jr.       Pittsburgh, Pa.                    3.68           Finance
OF      Sam Koenig                    Milwaukee                                      Sr.      Prairie du Sac, Wis.         3.86           Education
DH      Matt Ramsay                   Wofford                                           Sr.       Hudson, Ohio                     3.81           Economics / finance
 
SECOND TEAM
Pos.    Name                               School                                            Yr.      Hometown                        GPA           Major
P         Ryan Burr                         Arizona State                                   Jr.       Highlands Ranch, Colo.     3.60           Criminal justice & criminology
P         Cole Lipscomb                 Auburn                                             Jr.       Prattville, Ala.                     3.76           Finance
C         Joey Roach                      Georgia State                                  Jr.       Holly Springs, N.C.            3.92           Actuarial science
IF        Jason Blum (3)                 Southeast Missouri State                Gr.      Ste. Genevieve, Mo.          4.00           Finance
IF        Seth Heck                        Mississippi State                              Sr.       Edmonds, Wash.                4.00           Business admin
IF        Erik Payne                       Virginia Tech                                   Sr.       Richmond, Va.                   3.75           Finance
IF        Reid Roper                       Illinois                                               Sr.       Harrisburg, Ill.                     3.55           Elementary education / math
IF        Ryan Sebra                      Jacksonville State                           Sr.       Ormond Beach, Fla.          3.50           Economics
OF      Logan Brown                    Baylor                                              Sr.       Rowlett, Texas                   3.77           Electrical engineering
OF      Cole Gruber                     Omaha                                            Jr.       Papillion, Neb.                    3.97           Accounting
OF      DJ Stewart (3)                  Florida State                                    Jr.       Yulee, Fla.                          3.39           Sport management
DH      Matt Parrish (3)                Campbell                                         Jr.       McGee’s Crossroads, N.C. 3.84           Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                                              
THIRD TEAM
Pos.    Name                               School                                            Yr.      Hometown                        GPA           Major
P         Mike Compton                 Florida State                                    Jr.       Branson, Mo.                      3.92           Applied economics & inter social sci.
P         Jared Skolnicki                Kent State                                       So.      Pittsburgh, Pa.                    4.00           Mathematics
C         Ryan Welling                    La Salle                                           Gr.      Baltimore, Md.                    3.83           MBA / accounting & finance
IF        Greg Kaiser                      IPFW                                               Jr.       Fort Wayne, Ind.                3.77           Finance
IF        Alex Mortensen (#)          Omaha                                            Jr.       Omaha, Neb.                     3.95           Business administration
IF        John Rubino                     Eastern Michigan                            Sr.       Scottsdale, Ariz.                 3.90           Economics
OF      Ryan Boldt                       Nebraska                                         So.      Red Wing, Minn.                3.79           Nutrition science
OF      Alex Call                           Ball State                                         So.      River Falls, Wis.                 3.95           Entrepreneurial management
OF      Josh Delph                       Florida State                                    Sr.       Bartow, Fla.                        3.76           Interdisciplinary social science
DH      Tyler Girouard                  Louisiana                                         Gr.      Lafayette, La.                     3.62           Sports management / MBA
 
Academic All-America® of the Year:  Sam Koenig, Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 
(1)   Capital One Academic All-America® Division I 1st team selection in 2014
(2)   Capital One Academic All-America® Division I 2nd team selection in 2014
(3)   Capital One Academic All-America® Division I 3rd team selection in 2014
(#)   Capital One Academic All-America® Division I 3rd team selection in 2013
 
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