May 1, 2014
WACO, Texas - Baylor baseball left-handed reliever Doug Ashby was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VII first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
Ashby earned the accolade for the second time in his career and second straight year as he extended Baylor's run of having at least one academic all-district selection to nine seasons. Since 1998, the only year the Bears did not have a recipient of the honor was in 2005, and 2002 and 2004 are the only other years BU has had just one honoree.
The senior engineering major with a 4.0 GPA from McKinney, Texas, has already set career highs of 27 appearances, 28.2 innings pitched and 21 strikeouts as he is 1-2 with a 2.20 ERA this season. He started the season without allowing an earned run in his first 18 innings and had a career-long 12-appearance scoreless streak. Ashby leads all BU relievers in ERA, appearances and strikeouts. He's also inherited the most runners of any BU reliever (30) and let only 12 score. He leads the Big 12 in appearances and ranks 10th in the nation.
With Ashby's first-team nod, he moves onto the Capital One Academic All-America ballot. To be eligible for academic all-district teams, student-athletes must be starters or important reserves with at least 3.30 cumulative grade point averages. Candidates also must complete at least one full academic year at the nominating institution and be at least sophomores athletically.