Five Tabbed CoSIDA Academic All-District Baseball Honorees

Five Tabbed CoSIDA Academic All-District Baseball Honorees

2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Baseball Release

CoSIDA – The 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ Baseball Teams have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Five Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) baseball student-athletes were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Baseball Teams. Saginaw Valley senior Chad Carson, Northwood senior Connor Foley, Walsh senior Luke Caple and Ohio Dominican's Justin Childers and Lee Sponseller were all named on the academic recognition list.

2017 CoSIDA Baseball Academic All-District Teams
First Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
IF Chad Carson Saginaw Valley Sr. Attica, Mich. 3.64 Nursing
IF Justin Childers Ohio Dominican Jr. Pickerington, Ohio 3.53 Finance/Economics
OF Connor Foley Northwood Sr. Bay City, Mich. 3.75 Accounting
OF Lee Sponseller Ohio Dominican Jr. Mason, Ohio 3.68 Finance/Economics
DH Luke Caple Walsh Sr. Naples, Fla. 3.50 Criminal Justice

The Academic All-District™ teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.  This is the sixth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The 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 2016-17 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

First-team Academic All-District™  honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America® honorees will be selected later this month. 

For more information about the Academic All-District™ and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit