May 1, 2014

Three Spartans Earn Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Honors

YORK, Pa. - Three members of the York College baseball team, Colbe Herr (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin), Andrew Hershey (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) and Colin Porter (Hanover, Pa./South Western), were named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The 2014 Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Team has been compiled to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be nominated, student-athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.30 and must have played in at least half of its teams games by the nomination deadline. 

Herr is a sport management major who sports a 3.34 GPA. Herr is a two-time member of the YCP Dean's List and a two-time recipient of CAC All-Academic honors. The Spartan catcher is putting together a fine campaign on the field this season, hitting .385 with 40 RBI and 57 total hits, including 14 doubles and four home runs, in addition to 37 runs scored. Behind the plate, Herr is sporting a .985 fielding percentage with 163 putouts and 29 assists.

Hershey is a nursing major who owns a 3.61 GPA. Hershey is five-time member of the YCP Dean's List and is a two-time recipient of CAC All-Academic honors, in addition to being a member of the Senior Honor Society at York. On the diamond this season, Hershey is batting .354 with 23 RBI and 52 total hits, including eight doubles, two triples and four home runs, in addition to a team-high 48 runs scored. The Spartan center fielder has compiled a .979 fielding percentage with 89 putouts and three assists to just two errors in 36 games played this season.

Porter is a criminal justice major who possess a 3.88 GPA. Porter has been named to the YCP Dean's List in each of his previous seven semesters and is a three-time recipient of CAC All-Academic honors. The Spartan shortstop has put together a stellar campaign on the field, batting .369 with 38 RBI and 45 total hits, including nine doubles and two home runs, in addition to 28 runs scored. Playing up the middle, Porter has compiled a .938 fielding percentage on 192 total chances with 48 putouts and a team-high 132 assists. 

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