Southern Arkansas Mulerider Austin Baker was named a Google Cloud Academic All-District 7 First Team member by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) last week.
A native of Amarillo, Texas, Baker is an Exercise Science major and owns a 3.56 GPA. With his first-team nod, Baker now advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot.
For his efforts on the field, Baker was named an All-GAC Second Team performer in addition to being selected to the league’s All-Defensive Team.
Baker hit .348 with 72 hits, including nine doubles, and added 32 runs and 25 RBI. He swiped a league-leading 32 bags, a total which ranks third regionally and 11th Division II.
His at-bat per strikeout mark of 17.3 ranks fourth in the Central Region and 12th nationally.