CLINTON, Iowa - The 2012 Capital One Academic All‐District ® Baseball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), have been released to recognize the nation's top student‐athletes for their combined performances athletically and academically. One Ashford University student-athlete has been voted among the region's elite.
Sophomore infielder Ryan Fraley has been named to the Capital One CoSIDA College Division All-Academic District Five First Team after completing his exceptional season on the field and inside the classroom.
Fraley, a Sioux City, Iowa-native, hit .314 and appeared in 45 games, making 44 starts for the Saints during the 2012 campaign. He notched 44 hits in 140 plate appearance and swatted ten doubles to go along with three home runs. Fraley also drove in 25 runs while crossing the plate on 17 occasions.
He marks the only player from the Midwest Collegiate Conference to land on the award list and becomes the second AU student-athlete to receive CoSIDA recognition this season. The first, men's soccer standout Michael Handley, was named Second Team All-Academic All-America in December.
Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All‐America teams programs in
2011. The Academic All‐District ® teams include the student‐athletes listed on the attached pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All‐America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and doubles the number of scholar‐athletes honored.
The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two‐year schools.