LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Southwestern University's Will Cates and Centenary College's Michael Schimpf were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America second team on Wednesday. Full Release
Cates, a senior outfielder from Houston, Texas, was named to the All-America third team a year ago and finished his career at Southwestern with a 3.78 GPA in biochemistry. Cates earned first-team All-SCAC honors for the second straight year as an outfielder and was named to the SCAC All-Tournament team. He led the Pirates to a second place finish at the SCAC baseball tournament, closing out the year with a .388 average, .676 slugging percentage and .458 OBP. He also scored 45 runs and drove in 26 on 66 hits this year posting 11 doubles, 7 triples, 8 home runs and stole 28 bases.
Schimpf, a junior outfielder from Shreveport, La., finished the year with a 3.91 GPA in history. He was also named to the SCAC All-Tournament team as an outfielder and was a first-team All-SCAC honoree. He closed out the year with a .425 batting average, scoring 45 runs on 65 hits with 32 RBI's. He tallied eight doubles, three triples and four home runs for a .595 slugging percentage. Schimpf also stole a team-best 11 bases.