Washington U.’s Dom Quaranta Named to Academic All-America Baseball Third Team
St. Louis, Mo., May 29, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis sophomore pitcher Dom Quaranta was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Baseball Third Team, as announced Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) and third-team all-Central Region selection this season, Quaranta was one of three sophomores selected to the Academic All-America Team. He is just the ninth individual baseball player in Washington University history to be selected to the Academic All-America Team. Quaranta posted a perfect 7-0 record in eight starts for the Bears in 2013, tying for first in the UAA for wins. He also finished the season ranked fifth in the conference with a 2.56 ERA.
He allowed just 16 earned runs in 56 1/3 innings, which was the second-fewest in the UAA. Quaranta finished second on the team with 42 strikeouts, and gave up just seven extra-base hits in 2013. He was named the UAA Pitcher of the Week April 29 and May 13, and selected to the D3Baseball.com Team of the Week April 30. Quaranta holds a 3.95 GPA while majoring in mechanical engineering.
“Dom is the epitome of a student-athlete,” head coach Steve Duncan said. “His hard work on the field and in the weight room paid major dividends for him and the team this season. His discipline and determination also paid off for him in the classroom and this award is well-deserved.”
In order to be selected to an Academic All-America team, a student-athlete must possess at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing.