May 6, 2010
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech shortstop Derek Dietrich and first baseman Tony Plagman have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III first team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday.
Dietrich and Plagman’s inclusion on the Academic All-District team marks the seventh-straight year a Georgia Tech baseball player has received first-team honors. Both student-athletes are now eligible for Academic All-America accolades.
Dietrich, a Parma, Ohio native, is batting .339 with 14 home runs and 51 RBI in his junior year on the Flats while maintaining a 3.40 cumulative GPA as a management major at Georgia Tech. It is the second straight year he has made the team, as he earned Academic All-America honors in 2009.
Tony Plagman lands a spot on the team for the first time in his career. Plagman is having an outstanding senior season on the Flats in which he is hitting a .375 clip, with 15 home runs and 58 RBI. The Alpharetta, Ga. native is also one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s senior CLASS Award, given to the nation’s top senior student-athlete. He currently maintains a 3.36 cumulative GPA in management.
Nominations and voting for the All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. There is a University Division (Division I programs) and a College Division (DII, DIII, NAIA, NJCAA programs).
Three Academic All-District teams are chosen in each district, with those on the All-District first teams placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.