NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb baseball junior Lee Solomon has been recognized not only for his success on the field, but also in the classroom as he has been named to the College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team for District 3, announced by the organization on Thursday.
Solomon, the 2016 ASUN Conference Baseball Scholar Athlete of the Year, has compiled a 3.82 GPA as a Law, Justice & Society major.
Not having quiet the season he expected, Solomon has still impacted the Bisons across the board in 2017. The former second team all-conference infielder started out the year as the second baseman, where he has made 17 starts. But as the season went along, Coach Jeff Forehand decided to shakeup the lineup and Solomon has since split 24 games at the corner outfield positions – 13 in left field and 11 in right field.
The Columbus, Ohio native is batting .237 (37-of-156) on the season, with a team high 13 doubles, one triple, one home run and 20 RBI. His dangerousness on the base paths has made him one of the biggest threats in the conference once he gets aboard. He is second on the team with 34 runs and is tied for second in the league with 20 stolen bases.
In the field he has posted a .972 fielding percentage and has been a part of 11 double plays.
Solomon and the Bisons had the midweek off with final exams taking place, but they return to the diamond this weekend when they play host to Mississippi Valley State at Dugan Field. The three-game set is scheduled to get under way at 6 p.m. Friday.
First-team CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees will be placed on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, participate in 50 percent of the team’s games, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at their current institution and be nominated by a sports information director.