STANDISH, Maine - The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball Teams have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom and Saint Joseph's College junior outfielder Jared Gagne (Dover, N.H.) has been honored.
Gagne has been named to the 11-member District 1 Team, which features student-athletes from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Gagne is now eligible for even higher honors, as Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed here for baseball and softball, and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.
Gagne, a Finance & Marketing Major at Saint Joseph's College, capped the 2018 season hitting .402 (49-122) with 30 runs, seven doubles, four triples, 25 RBI, and 25 stolen bases. He led the GNAC in batting average, ranked second in stolen bases, third in triples, OBP (.475) and sac hits (7), fourth in hits and total bases (67), and fifth in runs. For his efforts, Gagne earned First Team All-Conference honors and is in line to collect his second Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Academic award later this month.
Gagne is the only player hailing from a Maine college or university to collect 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® honors and is one of two GNAC players – Suffolk University senior outfielder Brady Chant is the other – to earn the high academic honor.
Including Gagne, seven SJC baseball players have collected CoSIDA Academic All-District® acclaim as Taylor Black '17, Jameson Collins '17, Taylor Reuillard '16, Nic Lops '16, Alex Valenti '15 and Chris Campbell '11 were also honored during their respective collegiate careers.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.