May 31, 2013
TOWSON, Md. - Baylor senior right-handed reliever Kolt Browder was named a Second Team Capital One Academic All-American, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Friday.
Browder was a third team choice last season as he extended a program-record streak to four straight seasons with an Academic All-American, and now pushes the streak to five. Aaron Miller (second team) started the streak in 2009, followed by Chris Slater in 2010 (second team) and 2011 (first team).
The Coldspring, Texas, native recently became only the program's second four-time first team Academic All-Big 12 honoree in program history (Zach Dillon). Now, he's the third in program history to earn Academic All-America honors twice in a career, joining Jason Jennings (1998-99) and Chris Slater (2010-11). Overall, Browder collects the 13th Academic All-America honor in program history and is the 10th player to garner the award. He is one of eight repeat honorees on CoSIDA's three teams that are comprised of 11 student-athletes apiece.
To be eligible for All-America recognition, Browder earned the Capital One Academic All-District VII First Team honor for the third time in his career to become Baylor baseball's first three-time honoree.
The engineering major that is one of five of the 33 honorees with a 4.0 GPA posted a career-low 1.53 ERA in 13 games in 2013. Over 17.2 innings he allowed just 13 hits, three earned runs and struck out nine while holding opponents to a .200 batting average.
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)