Camacho Named Pepsi Student-Athlete of Month for April

Camacho Named Pepsi Student-Athlete of Month for April

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After leading his team to a national ranking and earning a pair of weekly honors, Jacksonville University baseball's Angel Camacho was named the Pepsi Student-Athlete of the Month for April.

The junior batted .407 in 15 contests over the past month, helping the Dolphins to an 11-4 record during that time. Appearing in every contest at either first or third base, he steadied the team with 22 RBI, 24 hits, 14 runs, three doubles, one triple and four home runs, registering a .695 slugging percentage. The team captain hit safely in 14 contests, and extended a 25-game on-base streak until April 29, the team's longest since 2012.

Camacho's performance allowed the 'Phins to pick up four series victories in April, including a road sweep of Saint Louis and three conference weekend wins. He became the team's all-time leader in ASUN Player of the Week honors, earning back-to-back awards on April 16 & 23.

The Preseason All-ASUN selection batted .636 in three contests the first week, going 7-11 with four runs, seven RBI and a pair of long balls, as JU took two of three against ASUN foe Florida Gulf Coast. He followed the week up with another dominant surge, batting .500 in four games the next week with eight hits and three RBI, as Jacksonville took down #1 Florida and began a season-best eight-game winning streak.

At 30-14, the Dolphins are off to their best start in 23 years, taking just 43 contests to eclipse the 30-win mark this season. They broke into the national rankings for the first time since 2001 on April 23, earning the #25 spot on the Baseball America and Perfect Game polls.

Camacho is currently tied for the most hits in the league on the year (60), ranks second in RBI (41), fourth in total bases (84) and is tied for seventh in batting average (.333).

The Jacksonville native is the second baseball player to win a monthly award this year, joining freshman closer Chris Mauloni, who was named the Napa Newcomer of the Month for March.