Newman University shortstop named Academic All-American

Jun 04, 2015
Jarrod Flax earns national recognition as 2015 Capitol One Academic All-American

Newman University senior shortstop Jarrod Flax was named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division II Baseball team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday, June. Flax was selected to the third team as an infielder.

It’s the first time Flax has been selected as a Capital One Academic All-America. He is a three-time Capital One Academic All-District selection, in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.

Flax has a 3.97 GPA and is majoring in biology. He plays to go to medical school after graduation.

In his senior season, Flax hit .296 with 56 hits, six doubles and one home run. He had 19 RBI and 38 runs scored. Flax had a conference-high 22 stolen bases in 23 attempts. As a starting shortstop, Flax had 63 putouts and 146 assists with 18 errors for a .921 fielding percentage.

Flax, from Fort Collins, Colo., was a four-year starter at shortstop, making 185 career starts in 185 career games. He has a career average of .295 with 192 hits, 22 doubles, two triples and one home run. The senior has 74 career RBI. In the Newman NCAA Division II baseball era, Flax leads in most games started (185), most at bats (651), most runs scored (127), most hits (192), most times hit by pitch (26), most total bases (221), most walks (70), most sacrifice hits (21) and most stolen bases (64).

Eighteen of the 33 members of the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America NCAA Division II baseball teams have at least a 3.89 GPA, including four student-athletes who maintain a perfect 4.0. The 11 members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.79.

The Capital One Division II Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2014-15 Division II Academic All-America teams program.