Mason Named CoSIDA Baseball First-Team Academic All-American

From Sports Information Director, May 29, 2013 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College junior infielder Travis Mason has been named to the first team of the Capital One NCAA Division III Baseball Academic All-America team, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Mason, a De Pere native, holds a perfect 4.00 grade point average with a major in business administration. Mason finished the 2013 season with a .327 batting average while hitting four home runs with 36 runs batted in. Mason, who was selected first-team All-Midwest Conference for the second consecutive season, was a second-team All-Central Region choice this year by D3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association. Mason also scored 39 runs and posted team-highs with 13 doubles and four triples for the Green Knights, who finished 27-13 overall and placed second in the Midwest Conference.

Mason is a team captain this season. He has earned the Financial Executives International Student Achievement Award, which is awarded to the top finance student at St. Norbert College. He is also a volunteer with Green Bay Black Knights youth baseball, the Pink Flamingo charity softball tournament in De Pere and Bowl for Kids Sake.

Mason is St. Norbert baseball's sixth Academic All-America selection, and the third first-team honoree. Jason Kasper (1996) and Aaron Kramer (1998) were the first two first-team Academic All-America honorees on the diamond. It is the 54th time among 40 recipients a St. Norbert student-athlete has received Academic All-America mention.

To be eligible for national or regional selection, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director. The Academic All-America team is selected after All-District teams are picked from eight geographic regions nationally. All first-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Academic All-America ballot.