Washington University’s Brandon Rogalski Named to Academic All-America Second Team
St. Louis, Mo., May 30, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Brandon Rogalski was selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Baseball Second Team, as announced Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Rogalski is just the eighth baseball player in school history to receive Academic All-America honors, and the first since Zander Lehmann in 2009. He graduated in May with a degree in political science and a 3.54 GPA. Rogalski was the only player from the University Athletic Association (UAA) named to the 2012 Academic All-America teams.
The UAA Player of the Year, Rogalski broke his own single-season school records with 77 hits and 178 at bats in 2012. On April 24, he became the Washington University all-time hits leader, finishing his career with 216 hits. His 77 hits led the UAA and ranked eighth in NCAA Division III this season, and he also led the conference with 40 RBIs and 105 total bases. Rogalski also posted a 2-0 record with one save and a 1.84 ERA in nine appearances on the mound for the Bears.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing, and be nominated by his or her sports information director.