Eight Stanford Baseball Players Named to Pac-10 All-Academic Teams
June 1, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Again showing that the program excels both on the diamond and in the classroom, eight players from the Stanford baseball team were honored on 2009 Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic teams, as announced today by Commissioner Tom Hansen. Stanford's eight selections matched UCLA for most in the conference.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.
Leading the way for the Cardinal was first-team selection Joey August. The senior outfielder, who is majoring in sociology with an emphasis in business organizations and the economy, was an honorable mention All-Academic choice in 2007 and a second team honoree in 2008. August also earned 2009 Pac-10 honorable mention accolades for his performance on the field, as he batted .304 and tied for sixth in the conference with a career-high 70 hits, while also setting career standards with 13 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 36 RBI.
Representing Stanford on the Pac-10 All-Academic second team were junior outfielder Toby Gerhart and junior right-handed pitcher Jeffrey Inman. Gerhart was also a second team Pac-10 All-Academic selection for football this past fall.
The following Cardinal student-athletes garnered honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic accolades: senior right-handed pitcher Max Fearnow, senior left-hander Blake Hancock, sophomore first baseman Jonathan Kaskow, sophomore right-hander Michael Marshall and sophomore second baseman Colin Walsh. Fearnow and Walsh were recently given honorable mention for excellent seasons when the 2009 All-Pac-10 teams were announced.
Stanford finished the 2009 season with a record of 30-25, posting its 16th consecutive campaign with at least a .500 record. The Cardinal went 26-15 over its final 41 contests.