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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia left-handed pitcher/first baseman Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) has been named a 2011 Capital One First-Team Academic All-American, as announced Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Hultzen was a second-team honoree in 2010.

Hultzen is majoring in history and carries a 3.37 grade-point average. He is one of 11 baseball players nationally to be selected to the All-America first team.

Hultzen joins an elite group of Virginia student-athletes to win this award. It is the 20th time a Virginia student-athlete has been named a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American. Hultzen is the 17th different UVa student-athlete to be a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American. This program dates back to 1952.

After going 9-3 with a 1.49 earned run average and 131 strikeouts this season, Hultzen was honored as the ACC Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year. He is the only ACC player to earn the distinction twice since the award started in 2005.

The lone Cavalier to win the ACC Pitcher of the Year award, Hultzen was named First-Team All-ACC for the third straight year – also a first in Virginia baseball history.

In 90.1 innings this season, he has allowed just 15 earned runs, 60 hits and 15 walks while striking out an ACC-best 131, which also ranks second nationally. Batters are hitting just .189 against him.

Hultzen is on the watch list for every national player of the year award and was named Baseball America’s Midseason Player of the Year. He also is a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and is on the watch list for the John Olerud Two-Way Player Award.

Capital One Academic All-America First Team
Pos., Name, School, GPA, Major

P, Danny Hultzen, Virginia, 3.37, History
P, Michael Roth, South Carolina, 3.89, International Business
C, Matt Rice, Western Kentucky, 4.00, Mechanical Engineering
INF, Paul Hoilman, East Tennessee State, 3.95, Mathematics
INF, Matt Leeds, College of Charleston, 3.93, Accounting
INF, Drew Pettit, Canisius, 4.00, Economics
INF, Dusty Quattlebaum, Gardner-Webb, 4.00, Sports Management
OF, Brandon Eckerle, Michigan State, 3.98, Gen. Bus. Ad., Pre-Law
OF, James Ramsey, Florida State, 3.87, Finance
OF, Chris Slater, Baylor, 3.98, Finance
DH, Marc Bourgeois, Southern Mississippi, 3.82, Construction Engineering

Capital One Academic All-American of the Year: Matt Rice, Western Kentucky

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