Silvernagel honored as Academic Third-Team All-District V
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Silvernagel honored as Academic Third-Team All-District V
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University senior Josh Silvernagel (MIF/RHP, Bismarck, N.D.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic Third-Team All-District V, capping his collegiate career with the honor.

The award is the first of its kind for Silvernagel. He has earned Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors three years straight. He is a 2009-10 NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award recipient and the 2010 Bemidji State Outstanding Exercise Science Major award winner

Silvernagel led Bemidji State in batting average at a .333 clip in 2010. He posted a team-best 11-game hitting streak (3/21-4/3), where he posted a .410 average with 10 RBI and six runs. His .396 on base percentage was second on the team, while his .524 slugging percentage was third, doubles (10) were tied for third and his total bases (66), hits (42), runs scored (28) and homeruns (4) were fifth. Silvernagel was second in double plays fielded (18) and stolen bases (9) and third in assists (86). He is career .299 hitter with 147 hits, 86 runs scored and 65 RBI.

The academic all-district teams are nominated and selected by College Sports Information Directors of America members. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable). In baseball and softball, pitchers must have at least 10.0 innings pitched. Athletes who have not participated in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests are not eligible. No student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. In the cases of transfers, graduate students and two-year college graduates, the student-athlete must have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution to be eligible. Nominees in graduate school must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better both as an undergrad and in grad school.
The Beavers closed the season with a 16-37 overall record and a 7-25 mark in NSIC, finishing 11th in the final league standings.