Hultzen named first-team Academic All-American

Virginia left-handed pitcher/first baseman Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) has been named a 2011 Capital One First-Team Academic All-American, as announced Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Hultzen was a second-team honoree in 2010.

Hultzen is majoring in history and carries a 3.37 grade-point average. He is one of 11 baseball players nationally to be selected to the All-America first team.

Hultzen joins an elite group of Virginia student-athletes to win this award. It is the 20th time a Virginia student-athlete has been named a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American. Hultzen is the 17th different UVa student-athlete to be a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American. This program dates back to 1952.

After going 9-3 with a 1.49 earned run average and 131 strikeouts this season, Hultzen was honored as the ACC Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year. He is the only ACC player to earn the distinction twice since the award started in 2005.

The lone Cavalier to win the ACC Pitcher of the Year award, Hultzen was named First-Team All-ACC for the third straight year – also a first in Virginia baseball history.

In 90.1 innings this season, he has allowed just 15 earned runs, 60 hits and 15 walks while striking out an ACC-best 131, which also ranks second nationally. Batters are hitting just .189 against him.

Hultzen is on the watch list for every national player of the year award and was named Baseball America’s Midseason Player of the Year. He also is a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and is on the watch list for the John Olerud Two-Way Player Award.

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.




augusta free press
augusta free press
augusta free press news