Hall, Lind named First Team Academic All-Americans
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Hall, Lind named First Team Academic All-Americans
Chris Hall (above) and Sam Lind were both voted First Team Capitol One Academic All-Americans on the College Division baseball team. (Credit Referee Photo)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Chris Hall and Sam Lind were both voted First Team Capitol One Academic All-Americans on the College Division baseball team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) this week. The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Baseball Team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.

Hall and Lind were both First Team All-Mid-South Conference selections for the Bulldogs, who will play for the program’s third national championship on Friday night in Lewiston, Idaho.

Hall graduated in three years from Cumberland this month with a 3.99 grade-point-average in Accounting. The Lebanon, Tenn., native is batting .397 heading into Friday’s contest with 11 doubles, three triples, 38 RBIs and 74 runs scored from his leadoff spot. He also has 41 walks and has been hit 19 times while adding 12 stolen bases. Hall was the 2013 Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-MSC selection last season as well.

Lind leads the nation in hits (108), total bases (179) and RBI (91) while ranking third in home runs (16). The Hartford, S.D., native is batting .403 this season with 17 doubles, three triples and 64 runs scored along with 11 stolen bases and 29 walks.

He has been tremendous for the club during the NAIA World Series, batting .545 (12-for-22) with three doubles, two homers, 12 RBIs and six runs scored. He was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs versus Oklahoma Baptist on Tuesday and followed that with a 5-for-5 effort with a double and a three-run home run against Lewis-Clark State on Wednesday.

Lind was a First Team All-TranSouth selection as a junior before missing the 2013 season with an injury. He holds a 3.56 GPA in graduate school in Business Administration.

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FIRST TEAM
P – Nathan Roth, Doane College
P – Josh DeGraaf, Taylor Univ.
C – Caleb Upton, Hinds [MS] CC
IF – Tom Birko, Point Park Univ.
IF – Sam Lind, Cumberland Univ.
IF – Mitchell Osnowitz, Lindsey Wilson
IF – Riley Swanson, Mt. Vernon Nazarene
OF – Zane Dillon, Benedictine-Springfield
OF – Chris Hall, Cumberland Univ.
OF – David Kuhne, Univ. of St. Francis [IL]
DH – EJ Grochowalski, Davenport Univ.

SECOND TEAM
P – Russell Harmening, Westmont College
P – Stetson Nelson, Embry-Riddle
C – Derek Fletcher, William Woods
IF – Boone Farrington, Biola College
IF – Forrest Smith, Oklahoma City Univ.
IF – Matt Thomas, William Woods
IF – Bryan Young, Auburn Montgomery
OF – Andrew Fila, Mt. Vernon Nazarene
OF – Hayden Hillyer, Auburn Montgomery
OF – Ryan Waack, St. Ambrose Univ.
DH – Landon Uetz, Jamestown College

Academic All-America® of the Year: EJ Grochowalski, Davenport Univ.