May 30, 2014
TOWSON, Md. - Baylor senior left-handed reliever Doug Ashby was named a Second Team Capital One Academic All-American, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Friday.
Ashby garnered the honor for the first time in his career and extended Baylor's program-record streak to six straight seasons with an Academic All-American. Aaron Miller (second team) began the streak in 2009 and has been followed by Chris Slater (second team) in 2010 and 2011 (first team) and Kolt Browder in 2012 (third team) and 2013 (second team). To be eligible for All-America recognition and extend the streak, Ashby earned the Capital One Academic All-District VII First Team honor for the second time in his career.
The McKinney, Texas, native with a 4.0 GPA as an engineering major is just one of six players on the three-team, 33-man list with a 4.0 GPA. He's also just one of two players on the list from the Big 12 (John Curtiss, Texas, first team).
On the season, Ashby had a career-high 31 appearances, 36.2 innings, 23 strikeouts and earned his first career save. His 31 appearances ranked fourth all-time at Baylor in single-season history, second this season in the Big 12 and 35th in the NCAA. He went 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA to finish his career with a 3-3 mark and 2.82 ERA in 58 appearances and 67 innings. He allowed 25 runs (21 earned) on 73 hits and 36 walks with 42 strikeouts.
BAYLOR ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS
Pat Combs, 1st Team (1988)
Charley Carter, 1st Team (1998)
Jon Topolski, 2nd Team (1998)
Jason Jennings, 3rd Team (1998)
Jason Jennings, 1st Team (1999)
Jon Topolski, 2nd Team (1999)
Ross Bennett, 1st Team (2003)
Zach Dillon, 1st Team (2006)
Aaron Miller, 2nd Team (2009)
Chris Slater, 2nd Team (2010)
Chris Slater, 1st Team (2011)
Kolt Browder, 3rd Team (2012)
Kolt Browder, 2nd Team (2013)
Doug Ashby, 2nd Team (2014)