Two Hope College student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Teams for their respective sports presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Baseball’s Landon Brower and softball’s Hayley Reitsma both are now eligible for Academic
All-America consideration. They each graduated from Hope College earlier this month.
Brower saw action in 42 games for the Flying Dutchmen, posting a .315 batting average. The first baseman from Holland, Michigan (Holland Christian HS) tied for fifth on the team with RBIs and totaled five doubles.
In the classroom, Brower held a 3.96 GPA going into his final semester as a Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major. He plans to attend dental school at the University of Michigan.
Reitsma is still playing for the Flying Dutch, who are hosting NCAA Super Regional play this weekend. The catcher from Grand Rapids, Michigan (Grand Rapids Christian) carries a .406 batting average in 43 games played. She has a school-record 13 home runs and 48 runs scored to go with a career-high 43 RBI this season.
Academically, Reitsma owned a 3.90 grade point average in biology. She plans to work as an aide in a physical therapy clinic while applying to graduate school.
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams.