SFA Lumberjacks — Jared Martin

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Stephen F. Austin’s Jared Martin (33) is congratulated during a Lumberjack game in this file photo. Martin has been named to the 2020 Southland Conference All-Academic First-Team.

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

ALL-ACADEMIC BASEBALL

First Team

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

Second Team

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

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