GOSHEN, Ind. – A pair of Goshen College student-athletes were selected to the baseball and softball 2012 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams for the College Division of District 3 on Thursday.
Juniors Jana Beitler (Berne, Ind.) and Spencer Oversen (Goshen, Ind.) are the fourth and fifth Maple Leaf student-athletes to receive the prestigious recognition from the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) this year.
Beitler and Oversen will now move to the national ballot where they will be eligible to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team. The College Division of District 3 is comprised of NAIA, Canadian institutions, and two-year colleges from Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. To be eligible for the Capital One Academic All-District Team, a student-athlete must be nominated by his Sports Information Director as a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
The only Goshen College student-athletes to be picked as First Team Academic All-Americans were Mark Schloneger in baseball in 1997 and Jan Dohnal and Greg Thiessen in men's soccer this fall. For a complete listing of this year's baseball and softball all district selections, click here.
Jana Beitler (Biology) - The only member of the District 3 Team with a 4.0 GPA, Beitler has been a three-year starter for the Maple Leafs as a middle infielder. She led the 2012 team with eight sacrifice hits and was fourth on the team with 29 hits. For her career, Beitler has 73 hits, 11 doubles, four triples, and 26 runs batted in.
Spencer Oversen (Biology) - Oversen has been a mainstay in the Maple Leafs starting rotation the last two years, logging a total of 97 innings. He has six career wins, 77 career strike outs, and has thrown the only two complete-game shutouts for Goshen over the last three seasons. Oversen led the 2011 team in innings (55.1) and strike outs (40) and is an NAIA Scholar Athlete recipient.