Rattlers’ Anderson Earns Academic Honors
San Antonio – St. Mary’s University baseball player Jason Anderson was named second team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Baseball for his play on the field and his work in the classroom, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently.
Anderson (Sr., Lancaster, Calif.) had his best season as a Rattler in 2007, hitting .336 with nine doubles, four triples, six homeruns, 31 RBI and 35 runs scored. He had 13 multiple-hit games, including seven games with three or more hits. He finished the season strong with hits in his last five games, including his first four-hit game of the season, a 4-of-4 performance with two homeruns against Lincoln University.
Off the field he was had a 3.49 grade point average while working on his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science. He was an Honor Roll student as well.
Members of the ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA All-District Baseball have to be in their second full year as a student at their school, have to post a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average and have to play in at least 50 percent of their team’s as a starter or significant reserve.
The Rattlers finished the 2007 regular season with a 38-16 overall record and a 30-10 mark in Heartland Conference play. St. Mary’s finished the regular season second in the Heartland Conference, just one game behind St. Edward’s, who had a 31-9 HC mark.