Shortstop Brant Kym and center fielder Evan Maday closed their Hope College baseball careers with a championship season on the field and another stellar performance in the classroom.
Kym, a business and economics major, and Maday, a civil engineering major, join a proud group of Flying Dutchmen student-athletes to be voted to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America® Baseball Team for NCAA Division III.
Kym was voted to the first team as an infielder. Maday made the second team as an outfielder. Both recently graduate from Hope.
This marks the second time two Flying Dutchmen teammates were selected for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team® in the same season. Tom Bylsma and Randy Cutler both earned the honor in 1995.
Kym and Maday join previous Hope recipients in baseball: Landon Brower (2018), Cory Schmidt (2013), Michael Meeuwsen (1998), Mark Kuiper (1995, 1994), Bylsma (1986, 1985), and Cutler (1985, 1984).
Hope’s CoSIDA Academic All-America Honorees
Kym (Libertyville, Illinois / Libertyville HS) recorded the second-highest batting average in Hope history this season at a career-high .468 clip and was the MIAA batting champion with a .500 average in league games.
The fifth-year senior finished second on the MIAA champion Flying Dutchmen with 41 RBIs and tied a career-high with three home runs. Kym was named to the All-MIAA First Team.
Maday (Grand Rapids, Michigan / East Kentwood) was named as a D3baseball.com First Team All-American and the MIAA's 2022 Position Player of the Year by the league's coaches.
The fifth-year senior led the MIAA in batting average for all games at .436. 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. Hope finished with a 28-10 overall record.
The Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2021-22 Division III Academic All-America® program.
For more information about CoSIDA’s Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.