The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District ® Baseball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, were recently announced and recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Bryan College's Josh Harris was selected to the District 4 College Division's First Team.
In order to be nominated for the award, the nominee must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games (in the position listed on the nomination form). Nominees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale). Nominees must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at your institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one academic year at your institution.
Harris is a 6'4" senior that plays first base and pitches for the Lions. At the time of the nomination, he had played in 29 of the team's games and had started in 15 of those games. Harris was hitting .357 and had an on base percentage of .509. He had five appearances on the mound and was 2-1 as a starting pitcher. Harris currently has a 3.30 grade point average as an Exercise and Health Science major.
The Academic All-District ® baseball teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. 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.
First-team Academic All-District ® baseball 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.