ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – For the second consecutive year, St. Bonaventure senior outfielder Sam Fuller has earned Google Cloud Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Fuller is one of four outfielders selected to the District 1 Team. Players from District 1 represent schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Along with Fuller, Fordham's Billy Godrick, Army's Jacob Hurtubise and Brown's Joe Lomuscio were selected as outfielders. Pitchers Matthew Brash and Alec Vaules of Niagara and Dartmouth respectively were named as well as Manhattan catcher Matt Padre and infielders Anthony Giachin (Army), Ryan Markey (St. John's), Patrick McColl (Harvard) and Simon Whiteman (Yale) were also named to the District 1 Team.
A biology and history double major, Fuller owns a 3.98 cumulative GPA during his college career. He has earned a spot on the University Dean's List in each of his semesters and has been a frequent selection to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll. Last year, he became the first St. Bonaventure athlete in a decade to earn Academic All-America status when he landed on the CoSIDA Google Cloud All-America Third Team.
On the field, he has been one of the Bonnies top players this spring. The Mentor, Ohio native leads the Bonnies with a .333 batting average in 36 starts, serving as the team's everyday centerfielder and leadoff man. He also paces the team in runs (28), stolen bases (16) and on-base percentage (.440). He owns 16 extra-base hits on the year including seven triples which ties the program season record and ranks fourth in the nation. In the outfield, he has posted a .990 fielding percentage.
First-team Academic All-District honorees, nominated by and voted for by baseball sports information directors, advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District teams include student-athletes divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.
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