BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University baseball student-athlete senior shortstop Lewis Baumann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has been named Capital One All-Academic All-District 7 College Division First-Team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for his hard work and dedication in the classroom.
Baumann owns a 3.79 GPA in exercise science and joins junior right-hander Miles Campbell (Eden Prairie, Minn.), a 2012 first team recipient and Josh Silvernagel, third-team honors in 2010, as BSU baseball student-athletes under head coach Tim Bellew to earn academic all-district honors.
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.
Baumann has exploded at the plate this season and ranks second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and 19th nationally in batting average with at .415 mark to guide a Beaver squad that is first in the NSIC in batting. He leads the league and sits 12th in the nation with a .695 slugging percentage. The senior ranks second in the league in total bases (82), third in doubles (14), fourth in hits (49), tied for fifth in RBIs (31) and tied for seventh in home runs (5). In the field he has been a part of 21 double plays to tie for first in the conference.
During the team’s spring break trip, March 13-17, Baumann batted .583 (14-for-24), recorded seven extra base hits, which included four doubles, two home runs and a triple, totaled 26 bases and posted a 1.083 slugging percentage to earn NSIC Player of the Week and NCBWA Central Region Player of the Week honors.
In the classroom, Baumann was named Academic All-NSIC in 2011 and 2012.
The nominee must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials. Position players must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games in the position listed on the nomination form. Pitchers must have at least 10.0 innings pitched. 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 standing (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one calendar year.
The Beavers split a conference double dip with Southwest Minnesota State University May 1 and own a 21-17 overall and 12-10 mark in NSIC contests entering a four-game home series with No. 12 St. Cloud State University Friday-Saturday. BSU is currently in eighth place in the conference standings, as the regular season comes to an end. Friday’s doubleheader is set for 3 p.m., while Saturday’s season finale twin bill is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).