SPRINGFIELD – Evangel University senior pitcher, Derek Kennell, was named to the CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District Team on Thursday for an outstanding season on the field and in the classroom.
Kennell advances to the Academic All-America Team ballot that is also voted on by sports information directors around the nation and will be announced in June. A native of Roanoak, Ill., Kennell posted a 3.66 GPA as a management major at Evangel.
On the field, he started 14 games for the Crusaders and posted a 3.44 ERA and led the team going 9-3 on the mound. His nine wins were third most in a single-season in Evangel history as he also finished in the top 10 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference with 77 strikeouts and ERA.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 DII and DIII Academic AllAmerica® teams.
For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® homepage on CoSIDA.com.
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