Washington University Baseball Lands Three on Academic All-District Teams
ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS
St. Louis, Mo., May 6, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis junior outfielder Brandon Rogalski, sophomore pitcher Taylor Berman and senior second baseman Travis May each earned Capital One Academic All-District VII honors, it was announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
It is the first time in program history the Bears have had three student-athletes named Academic All-District. Rogalski and Berman highlighted the selections by earning second-team honors while May landed third-team all-district accolades.
In order to be selected to an academic all-district team, a student-athlete must demonstrate success on the playing field and in the classroom, with academic and athletic achievements taken into consideration. The student-athlete must possess a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average and be at least a sophomore in academic standing.
Rogalski is a political science major with a 3.32 GPA, Berman is enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences and is carrying a 3.49 GPA and May is majoring in biomedical engineering with a 3.54 GPA.
Rogalski has led the Washington University offense this season by batting a team-high .438 while slugging .722 with six home runs and 49 runs scored. He set new Washington U. single-season records with 60 RBIs and 74 hits, and was also 28-31 in stolen base attempts. Rogalski ranks second in Division III in RBIs, third in total bases (122) and hits, fifth in doubles (20) and 16th in runs scored.
Berman has posted a 4-1 record on the mound in 2011, making eight starts while throwing four complete games with a pair of shutouts. He has a 4.25 earned run average with 28 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .282 average. Berman struck out a season-high eight batters while giving up just one hit in a 1-0 win over Westminster College on March 2, and fanned six batters on the way to a complete-game 12-0 win against the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on March 24.
May has been one of the Bears’ offensive leaders all season, ranking third on the team with a .354 batting average and is 54th in Division III with 41 RBIs and 58th in the country with 42 runs scored. He has started all 46 games this season at second base and had a season-high six RBIs against Knox College on April 3, and tallied five RBIs while scoring twice in a 19-12 win over Millikin University on April 28.
Washington University concluded the regular season with a 29-17 overall record, with the 46 games played representing a new single-season school record. The Bears, who are currently ranked No. 6 in the NCAA Central Region will now wait to see if they qualify for an at-large berth into the 2011 NCAA Division III Tournament when this year’s tournament field is announced on Monday, May 16.