BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College sophomore Sean Harrington (Walpole, Mass.) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-District Team on Thursday afternoon. The first player in program history to earn all-district honors, Harrington is now eligible for the Academic All-America team, which will be released later this month.
Harrington, who earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference honors back in April, is batting .337 with seven doubles, two home runs, 28 RBI and 33 runs scored in 34 starts behind the plate this spring. The league leader in both on-base percentage (.503) and walks (28), he also has produced 11 multi-hit games and driven in at least two runs on seven occasions this spring.
In addition to his success on the field, Harrington carries a 3.59 cumulative grade-point average, serves as a Babson Peer on Wellness (POW) and is a member of the Project T.E.A.M. Advisory Committe
Since 1952, CoSIDA has honored more than 20,000 outstanding student-athletes across the NCAA. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale, and be in their second year academically at their current institution.
Babson (32-10), which is third in the most recent regional rankings, captured its second consecutive NEWMAC Tournament championship last Sunday. The Beavers will find out where they are headed for NCAA regionals when the full Division III championship field is announced early on Monday morning.