Rotola Honored on Academic All-Summit League Team

Rotola Honored on Academic All-Summit League Team

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts outfielder Nick Rotola was named to the Academic All-Summit League Baseball Team as announced by the league office Wednesday. The nine-member team was voted on by the institution's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors and honored for their academic and athletic performances this season.

 

A graduate student from Wichita, Kansas, Rotola led the conference with 82 hits, ranking 51st in the nation, on his way to All-Summit League First Team honors. While starting all 58 games in center field, he registered a .337 batting average with 12 doubles, two triples and two home runs. Rotola also scored 34 times and paced the Golden Eagles with 10 stolen bases.

 

In the classroom, he completed a master's degree at ORU this spring in business administration/marketing and maintained a 3.40 grade point average.

 

2018 BASEBALL ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

Pos.

GPA

Major(s)

Javin Drake

Western Illinois

So.

SP

3.93

Physical Education

Kevin Folman ^

North Dakota State

Sr.

RP

3.69

Math Education

Cal Hehnke

Omaha

Jr.

RP

3.53

Civil Engineering

Newt Johnson ^

South Dakota State

Sr.

3B

3.62

Exercise Science

Jayse McLean

North Dakota State

R-Jr.

OF

4.00

Mechanical Engineering

Brandon Phelps

Fort Wayne

R-Sr.

SP

3.70

Elementary Education

Nick Rotola

Oral Roberts

Sr.

OF

3.40

Business Administration

Anthony Schneider *^

South Dakota State

Sr.

DH/OF

3.89

Human Biology

Deion Thompson

Western Illinois

Jr.

IF

3.62

Law Enforcement & Justice Administration

* - Academic All-League selection in 2016
^ - Academic All-League selection in 2017

 

ORU Academic All-League Team History

2018 – Nick Rotola

2017 – Sam Grellner, Matt Whatley

2016 – Matt Whatley

2015 – Derrian James

 

To be eligible for the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions, except pitchers in baseball and softball who must have participated in 20 percent of their team's total contests.  The baseball all-league team is made up of the nine student-athletes receiving the most votes.

 

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