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Mike Palkovitz Named First-Team Academic All-District - 05/03/13


Mike Palkovitz First-Team Academic All-District
     05/03/13...Pitt-Johnstown sophomore first baseman Mike Palkovitz (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) was named 2013 First-Team Capital One Academic All-District II when this year's teams were released on Friday.  Palkovitz, who has a 3.89 overall GPA in Business, will now advance to the national ballot for voting to become an Academic All-American... (Full Release)

     The Academic All-District ® teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.  the teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar]athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two]year schools.

     On the field, Palkovitz hit .404 (69-171) with nine doubles, two triples, three homeruns, and 37 RBI.

NCAA DIVISION II (Central Intercollegiate, Pennsylvania State, W. Va. Intercollegiate)
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
P Alex Haines SETON HILL Jr. Greensburg, Pa. 3.79 Criminal justice
P Justin Taylor CALIFORNIA (PA) So. Julian, Pa. 3.68 Sport management
C Chad Murphy SHEPHERD Sr. North Olmsted, Ohio 3.40 Recreation / leisure studies
IF Ryan Johnston CONCORD (WV) So. Ashburn, Va. 3.61 Business
IF Pat Kregeloh SHIPPENSBURG Jr. Effort, Pa. 3.61 Exercise science
IF Paco Martin WINSTON-SALEM STATE Sr. San Pedro, Dom. Rep. 3.40 Business administration
IF Mike Palkovitz PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN So. Mechanicsburg, Pa. 3.89 Business
OF Eric Boyer EAST STROUDSBURG Sr. Coopersburg, Pa. 3.67 Earth & space sci. / secondary edu.
OF Chuck Gasti CALIFORNIA (PA) Jr. Carmichaels, Pa. 3.79 Biology
OF German Reyes WINSTON-SALEM STATE Sr. Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 3.40 Business administration
OF John Tenney WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN Sr. Buckhnnon, W.Va. 3.80 Accounting
DH Dan Johnson MILLERSVILLE Jr. Macungie, Pa. 3.72 Mathematics