Florence, Ala. – University of North Alabama senior third baseman Andrew Almon of Florence has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 Baseball Team for the second straight year.
With a 3.77 cumulative grade point average in Chemistry, Almon was one of 10 players chosen for the academic all-district squad. He has previously been chosen Academic All-Gulf South Conference and Academic All-District 5 in 2012. The 2013 Academic All-GSC squad will not be named until later in May.
A five-year member of the UNA baseball program, Almon is a four-year letterman and started 119 games for the Lions. This season he hit .253 with 31 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He also had a .347 on base percentage. Over the last two seasons he has established himself as one of the top defensive third basemen in Division II. He had a .974 fielding percentage this season with just four errors in 153 fielding chances.
2013 Capital One Academic All-District 5 Team
Pitcher Aaron Gerbasi, Tampa (Sr., Plant City, Fla., 3.50, Accounting)
Pitcher Ben Brown, Tampa (Sr., Winter Haven, Fla., 3.58, Management)
Catcher Adam Pendleton, Tampa (Sr., Tampa, Fla., 3.66, Business)
Infield Keith Curcio, Florida Southern (So., Sarasota, Fla., 3.56, Criminology)
Infield Lee Spinelle, Eckerd (Sr., Crystal Lake, Ill., 3.76, Management)
Infield Andrew Almon, North Alabama (Sr., Florence, Ala., 3.77, Chemistry)
Infield Matthew Magee, West Alabama (Sr., Petal, Miss., 3.59, Physical Ed. and Sports Management)
Outfield Zach Gawrych, Tampa (Jr., Tampa, Fla., 3.61, Accounting)
Outfield Jordan Chovanec, Delta State (Jr., Inez, Texas, 3.76, Athletic Training)
Outfield Paul Stortini, Lynn (Sr., Baltimore, Md., 3.46, Hospitality Management)
Courtesy UNA Media Relations