By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech junior third baseman Trevor Putzig has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District ® baseball team.
Putzig leads the Golden Eagles this season in batting and hits, ranking sixth nationally with a .410 average and 20th with 68 base knocks. In 40 games this season, the slugger boasts 20 doubles and five home runs. He has driven in 48 runs and scored 42 times as well.
A fierce competitor on the diamond, Putzig has proven to be a consistent worker in the classroom his entire career, earning a place on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in each of his five semesters at Tech and has also been named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll twice in two years.
Known for his relentless effort on defense and highlight-reel plays, as well as the ability to put the ball in play, the Louisville, Ky. native has put together a 3.75 GPA in business management.
Putzig raises the number of Golden Eagle student-athletes named to CoSIDA Academic All-District teams since 1985 to 121. He becomes the eighth Tech baseball player to earn the honor, and the first since Chad Oberacker in 2010.
He joins Golden Eagle football players Josh Poplar and Jordan Smith as recipients of Academic All-District honors this year.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America and Academic All-District is organized and voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Putzig is one of just six players from the Ohio Valley Conference to earn Academic All-District honors. Eastern Kentucky's Ben Fisher, Murray State's Jack Hranec and Kipp Moore, Belmont's Nick Egli and SIUE's Brock Weimer also took home the honor.
All of the first-team players will now have their names placed into consideration for Academic All-America honors.
The Golden Eagles, along with Putzig, will return to action Saturday evening to kick off a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series with Belmont. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. CT.
Photo by Tony Marable