Courtesy of Greg Gornick, Chestnut Hill SID

Philadelphia, PA (5/6/2011) – In addition to his steady production at the plate and sure-handed defense, Chestnut Hill College’s junior second baseman, Jesse Daywalt (Phoenixville, PA) is a scholar as well. He was recognized today, Friday, May 6, with a Second Team selection to the College Sports Information Directors Association’s (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-District Team.

To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-American program a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his or her current institution. As a political science major, Daywalt has accomplished this while leading Chestnut Hill College (16-21, 10-10) to their second straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament appearance. He was a one-time CACC Player of the Week (4/4) and a one-time honorable mention (3/14) while posting a .321 (43-for-134) average as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II 11th Toughest Player to Strikeout (5/1). Daywalt also ranks among the top five in the nation in sacrifice bunts (13) while leading the Griffins in hits (43). He totaled 14 runs-batted-in (RBI) and stole ten bases (10-for-15) batting second in the order.

A supporter of the collegiate student-athlete, CoSIDA was founded in 1957 and currently is a 2,700-plus member national organization comprised of the sports public relations, communications and information professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada. The association is designed to help the athletic communications professionals reach their rightful place in the decision-making at all levels of college athletics.