NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Ten Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) baseball players earned CACC All-Academic honors on Wednesday. The All-Academic Team was announced by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Rams had the most honorees of any school in the conference.
Seniors Andrew Dark (3.57, engineering) and Ryan Gonzalez (3.84, business) received the award for the third time. Senior Henry Jones (3.52, international business) and juniors Joseph Iannuzzi (3.84, health sciences), Brandon Smith (3.70, mechanical engineering) and Robert Wood (3.70, accounting) are two-time recipients.
Junior Raymond Hildebrandt (3.54, engineering) and sophomores Sean Jeffries (3.51, psychology), Daniel Sabath (3.88, business management) and Anthony Schiavone (3.71, finance) garnered All-Academic distinction for the first time.
To be eligible for the CACC All-Academic team, each student-athlete must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of immediate preceding term (may include summer for fall sport participants)
- Minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution
- Student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution
- Student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
Dark made 17 appearances on the mound with eight starts. He went 2-2 and totaled 18 strikeouts in 37.1 innings. Dark also recorded one save. Gonzalez compiled 10 hits, four doubles, five RBI and three runs in 24 games.
Jones appeared in two contests on the season and recorded two strikeouts. Iannuzzi had four hits and scored twice. Smith posted two saves in 20 pitching appearances. He tallied 21 strikeouts in 22.1 innings.
Wood batted .323 (54-for-167) with nine doubles, two triples, 21 RBI and 35 runs. He had 18 multi-hit contests. Hildebrandt went 1-1 and recorded 13 strikeouts in 14.0 innings over 10 appearances. Jeffries saw action in the game versus East Stroudsburg.
Sabath made 11 appearances on the year with six starts. He went 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA. The sophomore tossed one complete game and totaled 45 strikeouts in 46.0 innings. Sabath received the CACC Top XVI Award for the highest cumulative GPA at the 2019 Baseball Championships. Schiavone saw time in the game versus East Stroudsburg.