May 25, 2010
WACO, Texas - Baylor junior Chris Slater was named second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Tuesday. Slater is the eighth student-athlete in Baylor baseball history to earn Academic All-America honors.
This marks consecutive seasons in which a Baylor student-athlete has earned Academic All-America honors.
Slater is a junior Business major from Plano, Texas. In addition to his perfect 4.00 GPA in the classroom, Slater is also enjoying a breakout season in the field. After making four starts in his first two seasons at Baylor, he has played in 36 games and made 21 starts in 2010. He ranks third on the team with a .351 batting average and a .429 on-base percentage. Additionally, Slater has three home runs, two triples and 20 RBI.
Slater joins pitcher Pat Combs (1988 first team), first baseman Charley Carter (1998 first team), pitcher Jason Jennings (1998 third team; 1999 first team), outfielder Jon Topolski (1998 second team; 1999 second team), first baseman Ross Bennett (2003 first team), catcher Zach Dillon (2006 first team) and outfielder Aaron Miller (2009 second team) on Baylor's list of baseball Academic All-Americans.
Baylor returns to action this week at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships, hosted at Oklahoma City's Bricktown Ballpark. The sixth-seeded Bears face third-seeded Kansas State Wednesday at 4 p.m. CDT