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Skinner named Academic All-District

Senior is first Blue Raider to earn recognition since 2008

May 9, 2011 · Athletic Communications
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Amid a career year in the outfield for the Blue Raiders, the awards have started to come in for Will Skinner, as the senior became the first Middle Tennessee baseball player to earn a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District Second Team since 2008.

Skinner carries a 3.58 grade point average in physical education in the classroom, and has knocked out a Sun Belt-best 14 home runs on the field. The Murfreesboro native also leads the team in doubles (12), runs batted in (41), on base percentage (.423) and slugging percentage (.660).

Skinner was one of just three Sun Belt student-athletes to be recognized this season on either the First or Second Team. Matt Rice and Jared Andreoli, both of Western Kentucky, round out the honors for the conference.

The Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, and serve as a way to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performance athletically and academically.

Rawley Bishop was the last Blue Raider to take home the accolades, which came his way in the 2008 season.

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