ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – After an excellent collegiate career on the field and in the classroom, St. Bonaventure graduate Sam Fuller finishes his Bonnies baseball career in style – as an All-American.
The Ohio native has earned Google Cloud CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America status, becoming just the third player in program history to earn that distinction.
One of three outfielders in the nation to receive First Team honors along with Nick Howie of Eastern Kentucky and Jayse McLean of North Dakota State, he is part of the 11-member First Team. The First Team is also comprised of pitchers Jake Agnos (East Carolina), Jeff Gottesman (Bucknell), catcher Marshall Gei (Kentucky), infielders Logan Davidson (Clemson), Trevor Ezell (Arkansas), Will Haueter (Northern Kentucky) and designated hitter Michael Guldberg (Georgia Tech) as well.
A biology and history double major, Fuller owns a 3.97 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.
Fuller was just as good on the field as a senior.
He led the Bonnies and ranked in the Atlantic 10's top-15 in batting average (.325), on-base percentage (.433) and stolen bases (16) while pacing the league with seven triples to go along with nine doubles, one home run and 13 RBIs. He also led the Bonnies with 34 runs. Defensively, he started 42 games in center field and committed only one error during the entire season.
Fuller is the only Atlantic 10 player named to the Academic All-America Teams for the second consecutive year.
He joins Randy Moley (2008) and Jason Milleisen (2000) as the only other First Team Academic All-America picks in Bonnies program history. Mark Evers was also a Second Team All-America honoree in 2000.
A May graduate of St. Bonaventure, he was named the University's Atlantic 10 Post-Graduate Scholarship winner as well. He plans on attending the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences with aspirations of becoming a physician. At graduation last month, he was honored with the University's General Excellence in the Science Curriculum and Biology awards.
A two-time selection to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team, Fuller became eligible for All-America status when he was selected to the Google Cloud CoSIDA All-District Team last month.
The Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams are nominated by and voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA).
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