NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Junior infielder Simon Whiteman (Trumbull, Conn.) of the Yale baseball team has been named First Team Academic All-America. The honor was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
Whiteman, the lone Ivy Leaguer selected this year, is a chemical engineering major with a 3.99 cumulative grade point average. He is interested in energy production, namely solar energy and photovoltaics.
On the field, Whiteman moved from second base to shortstop this season. He tied for fourth in the Ivy League in stolen bases (nine), tied for fifth in hits (53), tied for sixth in runs batted in (31) and tied for eighth in runs (31).
A graduate of Fairfield Prep, Whiteman is in Trumbull College at Yale.
Academic All-America awards, which are sponsored by Google Cloud, are nominated and voted upon by members of CoSIDA. Last month Whiteman was named Academic All-District for District 1 (comprised of teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont). He then advanced to the Academic All-America ballot.
Yale earned a share of the Ivy League title this season, the Bulldogs' second straight Ivy championship.