May 8, 2009
San Antonio – ESPN The Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) named St. Mary’s University baseball players Scott Shimek and Collin Stock Academic All-District for their athletic and academic achievements.
Shimek (Sr., Shiner) was named today as second team Academic All-District honoree in his final season with the Rattlers. The starting pitcher has a 3.32 grade point average and is a exercise and sports science major. On the mound, this season he is 10-2 with a 2.93 ERA, 10 complete games and one shutout in 12 starts. He has 75 strikeouts in 83.0 innings of work. Opposing batters are hitting just .225 against him. Shimek has been named Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Week twice this season.
Stock (So., Klamath Falls, Ore.) was also named today as second team Academic All-District honoree in just his second season with the Rattlers. The Mathematics major has a 3.68 grade point average. Stock is a great student-athlete as the Rattlers’ leading hitter with a .377 average, 12 doubles, four homeruns, 30 RBI and 33 runs scored. He has hits in 32 of 46 games he has played this season, including 15 games with two or more base hits.
St. Mary’s has had three players earn Academic All-American honors in school baseball history, while five have been named Academic All-District, including at least one in each of the last three seasons. With both Shimek and Stock picking up the honor this year, it marked the first time that the Rattler baseball team has had multiple Academic All-District honorees in the same season.
St. Mary’s is 35-17 overall and 31-14 in Heartland Conference play after dropping a doubleheader against Texas A&M-International University Friday afternoon in Laredo. The Rattlers will wrap up the 2009 regular season on Saturday with a single game against the Dustdevils, starting at noon.