HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Coker baseball player Connor Cleary has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District First-Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Cleary was selected to the first-team as an infielder for district three, which includes schools from Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt, and the South Atlantic Conference.
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. First-team 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.
Cleary, a native of Nicholasville, Ky., played and started in 39 games for the Navy and Gold this past season. The Coker first baseman led the team in on base percentage (.447) and finished second on Coker's squad in walks, drawing 24. Additionally, Clearly was fourth on the team in runs (25) and batting average (.322). Furthermore, Cleary completed the season with 25 runs, 39 hits, four doubles, one triple, 13 RBI, and three stolen bases.
Perhaps what was even more impressive than his performance on the field, was his success in the classroom. Cleary, a criminology major, finished his senior year with an impressive 3.93 cumulative GPA. He is the son of Jody and Johnnie Cleary.