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Patrick Riewer becomes the second UND Academic All-America honoree this season (Ronni Munkeby).
Riewer named to Academic All-America Third Team
Courtesy: Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
Release: 05/30/2014
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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.

FIRST TEAM          
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
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
SECOND TEAM          
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
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
THIRD TEAM          
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
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  

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