Hultzen Named Second-Team Academic All-American
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia pitcher/first baseman Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) has been named to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hultzen has not yet declared his major and boasts a 3.37 grade-point average. He was one of two ACC student-athletes to earn a spot on one of the three 12-man teams, joining Georgia Tech shortstop Derek Dietrich.
This marks the second major award in as many days for Hultzen. Monday, he became the first Cavalier to earn ACC Pitcher of the Year honors and also was awarded first-team All-ACC laurels.
In 2010, Hultzen leads the ACC with a 2.08 earned run average as well as 106 strikeouts. He boasts an 8-1 record this season, including a 6-0 mark in ACC games. Hultzen is among the contenders for several national awards, including the Dick Howser Trophy.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Hultzen and the top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers will open play in the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship at noon Wednesday when they take on No. 8 seed Boston College at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.