Bulldog Baseball’s Sandford Claims ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Accolades

Bulldog Baseball’s Sandford Claims ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Accolades

Graduate student designated hitter Brett Sandford of the University of Redlands baseball team earned ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District VIII honors for baseball.

His selection was for the College Division of the award, which includes institutions affiliated with NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and the NAIA. By virtue of his spot on the Academic All-District VIII Team, he is entered into consideration for a place on the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Team.

Sandford has started in every game for the Maroon and Gray and has shored up a spot in the middle of the order with consistent hitting (.391 batting average) and a powerful stroke (.580 slugging percentage).

He leads the team in runs scored with 49 and has also racked up team-high totals in hits (54) and walks (24). His accolades are just as impressive off the diamond, as he boasts a 3.62 GPA as a graduate student pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in finance. As an undergraduate, Sandford was named a Redlands Scholar-Athlete following the 2008-09 academic year and graduated with a degree in Philosophy in May of 2009.

CoSIDA’s District VIII includes institutions located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington in addition to those located in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and the Yukon.

All nominees must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and must have participated in at least 50 percent of his team’s games. Pitchers must have logged at least 10 innings of action.

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