Anderson named Academic All-America Team Member of the Year
Jun 13, 2020
Flagler College redshirt junior Aaron Anderson was selected as the recipient of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year award for Division II baseball.
The St. Johns, Florida native also earned first-team Academic All-America® honors. He was a third-team member in 2019.
“Aaron has been one of our greatest ambassadors of Flagler College and our baseball program,” said head coach Dave Barnett. “A tremendous player in his own right, Aaron has been an honor student for his career and displays high moral character as an individual and teammate. I am truly honored to have had Aaron in our program.”
The Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Division II Academic All-America® program. Despite the cancellation of spring competition during COVID-19, CoSIDA continued its sponsorship of the Academic All-America awards program. Student-athletes were selected based on career statistics.
An accounting and business major at Flagler, Anderson held a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average and earned his degree in the spring. He batted .342 in his career with nine home runs, and 79 runs batted in. Anderson added 29 doubles and scored 89 runs. In 2020, he led the Saints with a .369 average with 31 hits, nine doubles, and a .571 slugging percentage. The switch-hitting first baseman also had a .455 on-base percentage.
Anderson was a first-team All-Peach Belt Conference selection in 2019 and was a two-time academic all-conference selection. He was the recipient of the Elite 15 award, signifying the student-athlete with the highest grade point average at a league championship event. Anderson was a three-time PBC President’s Honor Roll Gold Scholar as well as being a two-time D2 ADA award honoree.