St. Louis, Mo., May 4, 2017 – Seniors Austin Darmawan and Jake Mintz of the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team were selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Five Division III Baseball Team, as announced Thursday.
Darmawan earned the honor for the second straight season. This season, he is batting .318 (34-for-107) with a .413 on-base percentage (16 walks, two hit-by-pitches), 10 stolen bases and 22 runs scored. Darmawan has totaled 185 hits in his career at WashU, a mark that ranks eighth in program history. He also is tied with Andrew Goldstick (2012-15) for the fifth most stolen bases, 65, in WashU history. Darmawan was an Academic all-UAA selection in 2017 while majoring in chemical engineering with a 3.66 grade point average.
Mintz has been a tremendous asset out of the bullpen for the WashU pitching staff this year. Entering his senior season, he pitched in a combined 17 1/3 innings but in 2017, he has set career highs in wins (4), saves (2), innings pitched (25), strikeouts (24) and earned run average (0.72). In early April, Mintz earned a spot on D3baseball.com's National Team of the Week when he went 2-0 without allowing a run as the Bears swept then No. 10 Emory University. Mintz has a 3.72 grade point average while majoring in history and Islamic studies.
To be eligible for nomination to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, and must be a starter or an important reserve. Darmawan and Mintz are now eligible to be selected to the Academic All-America Team, announced May 23.
The No. 20-ranked WashU baseball team will travel to Millikin University's Sunnyside Park for a doubleheader Sunday, May 7 after adding the games to its schedule Thursday evening. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.