SDSU’s Schneider, Michalski honored for academics

South Dakota State’s Anthony Schneider and Kolton Michalski were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 6 Baseball Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

senior out fielder from Altoona, Iowa, Schneider earned recognition on the team for the third year in a row after compiling a 3.89 grade-point average while majoring in human biology. Schneider currently leads Jackrabbit starters with a .417 on-base percentage and ranks second with a .459 slugging percentage. He also stands in a tie for third place on the team with four home runs and also is third on the squad with 25 runs scored.

Michalski, a junior catcher from Watertown, received recognition on the 10-member honor squad with a 3.42 GPA as a consumer affairs major. Michalski has shared the catching duties this season and has been solid behind the plate, committing only one error in nearly 150 defensive chances.

Both Schneider and Michalski will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration in June. SDSU was the lone program with more than one selection on the team.

Student-athletes are selected by position group and must be at least a sophomore in athletic standing, a starter or key reserve on his team and carry at least a 3.3 GPA. Selections to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 6 Baseball Team were based upon a vote of sports information directors in Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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