GRAND FORKS, N.D.— University of North Dakota senior outfielder/pitcher Patrick Riewer has been named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), announced Friday. Riewer becomes the 66th Academic All-America honoree in UND history and 17th since making the transition to NCAA Division I in 2008-09 (second this season, Ronni Munkeby- volleyball).
Riewer, a 4.0 grade point average student majoring in chemical engineering, had a breakout 2014 campaign including several highlight moments this past season. He reached base in nine of 10 plate appearances over a three-game sweep against Northern Colorado in March. It was the first-ever conference series sweep for UND since transitioning to Division I. Since that weekend, he's raised his batting average 119 points and slugged his first homer in a UND uniform, a two-run shot on April 6 at TD Ameritade Park at Creighton University.
On April 29, he made his first start on the mound in a UND uniform and made it a memorable one. The righty, after throwing just three combined innings all season out of the bullpen, went the distance in a 4-3 win at North Dakota State, striking out six in the win. He did not allow a run past the third inning, giving North Dakota its first win in Fargo, N.D. since the 2004 season.
He finished the season with a .219 average with a homer and eight RBI while tying for the team-lead in stolen bases (5). He joins Lowell Schweigert (1978- 2nd Team) as the other Academic All-America honoree in UND baseball history.
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About the Capital One Academic All-America® Program
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
|P||John Curtiss||Texas||Jr.||Southlake, Texas||3.85||English /History|
|P||Trey Lambert||Liberty||Sr.||Tazewell, Va.||3.94||Health Prom.: clinical|
|C||Russell Vaughan||Texas A&M-CC||Sr.||Mesa, Ariz.||4||Health Sciences|
|IF||Alex Close||Liberty||Jr.||Hoover, Ala.||3.84||Business Admin./Finance|
|IF||Michael Massi||Mercer||Sr.||Powder Springs, Ga.||3.67||Accounting|
|IF||Caleb Palensky||Nebraska Omaha||Sr.||Papillion, Neb.||3.94||Exercise Science|
|IF||Kevin Swick (3)||Southern California||Sr.||La Canada, Calif.||3.83||Business Administration|
|OF||Tim Colwell (1)(#)||North Dakota State||Sr.||Shoreview, Minn.||4||Zoology|
|OF||Jeff Keller (1)||Dartmouth||Sr.||Atherton, Calif.||3.95||Economics|
|OF||Derrick Workman (1)||Mercer||Sr.||Acworth, Ga.||4||Communications|
|DH||Derek Gibson||Southeast Missouri||Sr.||Bonne Terre, Mo.||3.77||Pre-dental|
|P||Doug Ashby||Baylor||Sr.||McKinney, Texas||4||Engineering|
|P||Gage Smith||Florida State||Sr.||Tallahassee, FL||3.79||Business Management|
|C||Grayson Greiner||South Carolina||Jr.||Columbia, S.C.||3.47||Accounting|
|IF||Danny Diekroeger||Stanford||Sr.||Woodside, Calif.||3.8||Computer Science|
|IF||Connor Panas||Canisius||Jr.||Toronto, Ontario||3.8||Phy. Ed./Health Ed.|
|IF||Scott Schaub||Jacksonville||Sr.||Ocala, Fla.||3.45||Exercise Science|
|IF||Tyler Vaughn (1)||Troy||Sr.||Murphy, N.C.||3.92||Chemistry|
|OF||Collin Forgey||Saint Joseph’s||Gr.||San Diego, Calif.||3.65||General Studies|
|OF||Collin Slaybaugh (1)||Washington State||Sr.||Puyallup, Wash.||4||Kinesiology|
|OF||Evan Stephens||Wake Forest||Sr.||Lexington, Ky.||3.83||Finance|
|DH||Kyle Convissar||Maryland||Sr.||Severna Park, Md.||3.99||Finance|
|P||Rohn Pierce||Canisius||Jr.||Lockport, N.Y.||3.51||Management|
|P||Ian Tompkins||Western Kentucky||Jr.||Louisville, Ky.||3.78||Accounting|
|C||Zach Fisher (1)(&)||Towson||Gr.||Baltimore, Md.||3.94||Information Tech.|
|IF||Jason Blum||Southeast Missouri||Jr.||Ste. Genevieve, Mo.||4||Finance|
|IF||Sam Haggerty||New Mexico||So.||Denver, Colo.||3.78||Finance|
|IF||Kevin Nutter||William & Mary||Sr.||Vienna, Va.||3.94||Accounting|
|IF||Taylor Sparks||UC Irvine||Jr.||Long Beach, Calif.||3.63||Sociology|
|OF||Austin Cousino||Kentucky||Jr.||Dublin, Ohio||3.32||Comm. & Leadership Dev.|
|OF||Patrick Riewer||North Dakota||Sr.||Wadena, Minn.||4||Chemical Engineering|
|OF||DJ Stewart||Florida State||So.||Yulee, Fla.||3.48||Sport Management|
|DH||Matt Parrish||Campbell||So.||Angier, N.C.||3.87||Mathematics|
|Academic All-America® of the Year: Tim Colwell, North Dakota State|
|(1) - Capital One Academic All-America® Division I First Team in 2013|
|(2) - Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Second Team in 2013|
|(3) - Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Third Team in 2013|
|(#) - Capital One Academic All-America® Division I First Team in 2012|
|(&) - Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Third Team in 2012|