AUSTIN, Texas – Steven Karkenny of The Master’s College has been named to the 2014-15 Capital Academic All-America® College Division Baseball Team as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Karkenny, a Business Administration major, was recently named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District Baseball team with fellow Mustang teammate Bryce Clancy. Notably, it was Karkenny’s second time receiving the award as the outfielder earned a similar honor in 2013.
On the diamond, Karkenny, a three-time All-GSAC selection, paced the club in six offensive categories, runs (57), home runs (11), slugging percentage (.669), on-base percentage (.488), OPS (1.157) and stolen bases (30). The righthander also distinguished himself on the mound, notching a staff-high eight saves to go along with a miniscule 0.59 earned-run average. Academically, Karkenny has earned GSAC & NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors for the last two years.
The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Baseball Teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
The 11-member first team from the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division baseball squad has an average G.P.A. of 3.78, while the second team has an average G.P.A. of 3.64. The entire team boasts of an average G.P.A. of 3.71.