TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
Dan Gulbransen named Capital One Academic third team All-America
After being selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team on May 9, the honors went a step further for sophomore Dan Gulbransen after being named 2011 Capital One Academic third team All-America.
Gulbransen, who earned first team ESPN The Magazine Academic all-district accolades to be eligible for All-America honors, posted a 4.0 GPA as an exercise science major to earn the honor for the first time. He also garnered Atlantic Sun Conference all-academic honors and was named to the President’s List last season (4.0 GPA).
“Dan is the perfect example of a student-athlete and he is very deserving of this honor,” said JU head coach Terry Alexander. “I have never been around a young man who works harder to make himself a better baseball player, a better student and a better person. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to coach him and I look forward to having him back next year.”
Gulbransen currently ranks second on the squad with a .362 batting average, 61 runs, 76 hits, 17 doubles, two triples, 115 total bases, a .548 slugging percentage and a .471on-base percentage.