Three Hope College baseball teammates have received College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District® Baseball honors for the 2022 season.
Pitcher Sean Hoey, shortstop Brant Kym and center fielder Evan Maday are among academic all-district 12 honorees from NCAA Division III in District 6 that includes schools from Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.
Hoey (Holland, Michigan / West Ottawa HS) was selected as the MIAA’s 2022 MIAA Pitcher of the Year after leading the league in all games in wins with nine and a 3.18 earned run average. Hoey also led the MIAA in strikeouts with 80 and innings pitched with 70 ⅔.
Kym (Libertyville, Illinois / Libertyville) recorded the second-highest batting average in Hope history this season at a career-high .468 clip. Kym finished second on the Flying Dutchmen with 41 RBIs and tied a career-high with three home runs.
Maday (Grand Rapids, Michigan / East Kentwood) was named the MIAA’s 2022 Position Player of the Year by the league’s coaches after leading the MIAA in batting average for all games with a .436 clip. The four-time All-MIAA First Team selection topped Hope in home runs with a record-tying 11 and RBIs with a career-high 47.
All three graduated from Hope earlier this month after leading the Flying Dutchmen to an outright MIAA regular-season championship. Hoey majored in secondary education with an emphasis on integrated science group. Kym majored in business and economics. Maday majored in civil engineering.
The 2021-22 Academic All-District® Softball Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes softball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2021-22 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.
For more information about CoSIDA’s Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.