Press Release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern MaryKate Rumbaugh
NEWARK, Del. – The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball Teams have been announced by the College Sport Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and Wilmington University's Julian Kurych earned a spot on the list, which recognizes the nation's top student-athletes who perform both on and off the field.
Kurych was one of 12 student athletes in the NCAA Division II District I group to earn First Team after earning a 3.85 cumulative GPA through his senior year, while studying business management.
The outfielder from Middletown, Delaware finished his career at Wilmington batting .305 this year with 43 hits, including 12 doubles, four triples, and seven homeruns for 35 RBI, ranking him fourth on the team. He was 5-7 in stolen bases this season, while being walked 18 times, and led the team in hit by pitches with 23. He collected a season high five RBI, going 2-for-4 in Wilmington's 22-10 win over Chestnut Hill on March 29, with two doubles. He finished the year with a career best .452 on base percentage, along with a career best .596 slugging percentage.
Kurych was one of two Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference student-athletes to earn the Academic All-District I recognition, as Dominican had the other. All honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, which will be announced in June.
2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District I Baseball Team:
P - Timmy Kalantzakos - Merrimack College - 3.73 - So. - Business Administration
P - Cam Monagle - Merrimack College - 3.58 - Sr. – Business
P - Jake Walkinshaw - Southern New Hampshire - 3.88/4.00 - Gr. - Business Management
C - Ryan Kuskowski - New York Institute of Technology - 3.45 - Jr. - Engineering Management
IF - Justin Decker - Dominican College - 3.81 - Sr. - Financial Management
IF - Thomas Joyce - Merrimack College - 3.85 - Jr. – Economics
IF - Brett Malm - Adelphi University - 3.65 - Sr. - Sports Management
IF - John Mooradian - Mercy College - 3.78 Jr. – Nursing
OF - Julian Kurych - Wilmington University - 3.85 - Sr. - Business Management
OF - Matthew Ronai - Merrimack College - 3.83 - Sr. - Sports Medicine
OF - Max Troiani - Bentley University - 3.74 - Jr. - Economics-Finance
DH - Michael Manzione - LIU Post - 3.56 - Sr. - Criminal Justice