2 Cal baseball players awarded with Academic All-District honors

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Junior outfielder Connor Mack and sophomore pitcher Nick Proctor were named to the Academic All-District Baseball Team on May 14 for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the diamond. College Sports Information Directors of America honored the two, along with nine other student-athletes from four Western states, for having a 3.30 GPA or above and contributing consistently on the field.

Mack, a business administration major at Haas School of Business, slashed a career .210/.331/.257 and had a .965 fielding percentage. Mack was named to the 2019 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team as a sophomore and played in 11 of Cal’s 16 games this season.

Proctor toted a 2.03 ERA over the abbreviated season this spring, striking out 18 batters in his 11 appearances on the mound. The right-hander was the top relief pitcher for the Bears this year, with each of his exhibitions coming out of the bullpen. Proctor allowed only three earned runs and did not earn a decision on the mound this year; over his career, he has averaged a near-perfect 1-1 strikeout-to-inning ratio with about 26 apiece.

Cal was one of two schools to have two student-athletes named to the District 8 Academic All-District team this year, and both Mack and Proctor will be automatically put in the running for Academic All-American honors. Selections for the Academic All-America team will be announced early June.

Emily Ohman is the sports editor. Contact her at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at @emilyohman34.