Five Pac-12 baseball players earn academic all-district honors
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Five Pac-12 baseball players were named to the Capital One Academic All-America® District VIII team, selected by CoSIDA. UCLA's Ryan Deeter, WASHINGTON STATE's Collin Slaybaugh and Brett Jacobs, STANFORD's Danny Diekroeger and USC's Kevin Swick were first-team selections. Members of the first team are now eligible for Academic All-America honors, which will be voted upon later this month.
Deeter, a junior right-handed pitcher, maintains a 3.92 GPA in mathematics and economics. The Newark, Calif. native has made 19 relief appearances for the Bruins this season. He owns a 1-0 record and has struck out 10 batters in 16.0 innings of work.
Slaybaugh, a junior catcher, boasts a 4.00 GPA in movement studies. The Puyallup, Wash. native has started all 32 games for the Cougars this season and leads the team with a .989 fielding percentage. He is batting .307 with 10 RBI, five doubles and 24 runs scored.
Jacobs, a junior infielder, is an accounting major with a 3.61 GPA. A native of Richland, Wash., he has appeared in 31 games for WSU this season with 28 starts. He is batting .371, a figure that ranks second on the team, with 15 RBI and 12 runs scored.
Diekroeger, a junior infielder, carries a 3.79 GPA in computer science. The Woodside, Calif. product has started all 39 games for the Cardinal and is batting .294. He has tallied seven doubles, one triple and a pair of home runs to go along with 23 RBI and 19 runs scored this season.
Swick, a junior infielder, owns a 3.77 GPA in business administration. The La Canada, Calif. native, who has started all 36 games for the Trojans, is hitting .298 with a team-high-tying 10 doubles and two home runs. He is a perfect 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts this year.