North Dakota state senior baseball players Tucker Rohde and Jake Malec have been named to the CoSIDA Academic-All-District baseball team for Division I, news directors said Thursday. university sportswoman from America.
Rohde (Scottsdale, Ariz.) And Malec (Proctor, Minn.) Will both qualify for the national ballot for All-America Academic Honors later this summer.
Rohde, a finance major with a 3.73 GPA, was selected for the All-Summit League second team this season at third base. He has hit .261 with 54 total hits in 60 games this season and finished his NDSU career sixth in school history with 200 career games played.
Malec, an exercise science student with a 3.68 GPA, was an All-Summit League first-team selection in the outfield this season. He hit 0.320 for the year, registering 79 hits and nine homers. Malec was named the MVP of the Summit League Championship tournament after the Bison won the league title and advanced to the NCAA tournament. He set single-season NDSU records for batting (247) and games started (61).
District 6 is made up of student-athletes from Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
To be eligible for the Academic All-America exam, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a GPA of 3.30, have achieved a second athletic and academic level at their current institution, and be nominated by its director of sports information.
The Bison set a school record with 42 wins in 2021, from 42 to 19 en route to a Summit League tournament title and the first victory in a Division I-era NCAA regional game of the ‘school.
Meanwhile, the NDSU softball program has also produced a varsity player from across the district in outfielder Madyson Camacho. A senior from Homeland, Calif., Camacho will qualify for the All America Academic Honors Ballot later this summer.
Camacho has been named to the All-Summit League second team this season, posting a .333 batting average and a .372 base percentage. She led the Bison with 43 hits, 20 runs scored and 8 goals stolen in 2021. Camacho ended her bison career with 191 hits and 112 runs scored and earned a degree in human development and family science.