Jurgensen named to academic all-district first team

By Jacob Knabel on May. 7, 2015 in Baseball

SEWARD, Neb. – A day after being honored by the GPAC as a second team all-conference choice, Concordia University baseball senior Jaydee Jurgensen has been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District® 3 Baseball College Division first team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

CoSIDA: “The Capital One Academic All-District® Baseball Teams have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.”

Other Concordia All-District selections in 2014-15 include Brendan Buchanan (soccer), Chandler Folkerts (basketball), Adam Meirose (football), Bailey Morris (basketball), Rachel Mussell (soccer) and Melissa Stine (soccer). Folkerts was also named a second team academic All-American. Jurgensen, the seventh Concordia all-district pick this athletic season, has earned the award for the first time in his career.

Jurgensen, a lefty from Lincoln, Neb., served as Concordia’s ace for first-year head coach Ryan Dupic. Jurgensen among the top 10 GPAC pitchers in opponent batting average (second, .224), wins (sixth, six), ERA (sixth, 3.49) and strikeouts (seventh, 54). His 10 starts and 56.2 innings pitched were most among Bulldog hurlers. He served as a significant factor in the team’s program single-season record win total of 26 in 2015.

Jurgensen is one of three GPAC players to be placed on the 11-member academic all-district team of the College Division. Jurgensen is a business administration major.

District 3 of the College Division covers institutions in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected and then released on May 20.