Stephen F. Austin junior Jared Martin has been recognized as one of the league’s top baseball student-athletes as a Southland Conference First Team All-Academic selection, according to a release from the league office on Thursday.
Southland All-Academic teams are voted on by the head coach, sports information director and academic staff member from each member school.
Student-athletes must possess a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify. Nominees who were CoSIDA Academic All-District selections are automatically named Southland All-Academic.
Martin was SFA’s top hitter this season, posting a .347 batting average, while starting all 16 of the Lumberjack’s games. He tallied 17 hits in the shortened campaign, driving in seven runs and scoring eight more of his own.
In Martin’s last action of the 2020 season, he drove in a pair of runs to lead the ‘Jacks over Lamar for a series sweep on the opening weekend of league play, one of five multi-hit games he recorded in the campaign.
At the time of the cancellation of the remainder of the season, SFA sat atop the league standings with an unblemished 3-0 record in conference play. A Kinesiology major, Martin sports a 3.52 GPA.
2020 SLC Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year: Kyle Swanson, Northwestern State
2020 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE
Christian Brasher%5E — UCA
Itchy Burts3 — A&M-CC
Colton Cowser — Sam Houston
Peyton Davis — Northwestern State
Trent Franson — HBU
Kyle Gruller%5E — HBU
Peter Holland — Nicholls
Jared Martin — SFA
Clayton Rasbeary — McNeese
Ridge Rogers%5E — UIW
Kyle Swanson%5E — Northwestern State
Luke Taggart — UIW
Brad Verel — UCA
Kelby Weyler — Lamar
Trevor Beard — A&M-CC
Beau Bratton — New Orleans
Colton Eager — ACU
John Gaddis — A&M-CC
Cole Girouard — Lamar
Beau Orlando — UCA
Brent Pronger — HBU
Nick Ray — SELa.
Jack Rogers — Sam Houston
Dane Simon2 — Nicholls
Marshall Skinner — Northwestern State
Gavin Stone2 — UCA
Will Warren — SELa.
Conner Williams — UCA
2 Two-time all-academic selection
3 Three-time all-academic selection
%5E CoSIDA Academic All-District