May 21, 2010
San Antonio – St. Mary’s University student-athlete Weston Baros was named College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District for his play on the field and his work in the classroom.
On the field, Baros (Jr., San Antonio) hit .319 with 13 doubles, 9 homeruns, 51 RBI and 54 runs scored in his first season as the Rattlers starting second baseman. He had two or more hits in 19 of 59 games and two or more RBI in 15 games this season. Baros was also strong defensively, committing just nine errors in 222 chances. For his play, Baros was named second team All-Heartland Conference.
Baros has a 3.56 grade point average and is majoring in industrial engineering. He has been named to the Heartland Conference President’s Honor Roll each of the last two years. Baros is also active in the community. He has volunteered for St. Mary’s University’s Continuing the Heritage Community Service Day and the Fiesta Oyster Bake cleanup.
The award marked the fourth straight year that the Rattlers have had at least one Academic All-District honoree in baseball. Since moving to NCAA Division II in 2000, St. Mary’s has had six Academic All-District honorees and three Academic All-Americans. Brandon Roznovsky was the last Rattler to earn Academic All-American honors in 2003. Baros has a chance to become the fourth Academic All-American, as all student-athletes who earn first team Academic All-District advance to the ballot for Academic All-American.
St. Mary’s finished the 2010 season with a 40-19 record and won the Heartland Conference regular season title. The Rattlers advanced to the NCAA Division II South Central Region Tournament in Warrensburg, Mo. St. Mary’s had nine student-athletes earn All-Heartland Conference honors, while Head Coach Charlie Migl earned Heartland Conference Coach of the Year recognition.