|Posted May 26, 2009|
Fobes becomes CSUP's first academic all-American
TOWSON, Md. - CSU-Pueblo outfielder Jason Fobes (Sr., Longmont, Colo.), recently named a Daktronics first-team All-American, added another honor to his resume Tuesday when he was named a first-team academic all-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Fobes became the first student-athlete in the history of the CSU-Pueblo baseball program to be named an academic all-American. He joins fellow student-athlete, men's soccer player Trevor Martinet, as CSU-Pueblo academic all-Americans named in 2008-09.
Additionally, Fobes becomes just the fifth first-team academic all-American in CSU-Pueblo history. Fobes joins Jonathan Picarsic (Men's Golf, 2003), Kathy Meehan (Volleyball, 1983), Dan DeRose (Football, 1983) and Jim Von Loh (Men's Basketball, 1972) as first-team academic all-Americans.
Fobes, who hit .474 in 2009, the second-highest single season batting average in CSU-Pueblo history, finished sixth in the nation in batting and sixth in the nation in doubles with 27. He anchored a CSU-Pueblo lineup that led the nation in runs scored, hits, doubles and triples.
Academically, he carried a 3.89 grade point average as a business major. It allowed him to be named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Player of the Year in 2009, as well as CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic all-District.
Fobes was selected as the top outfielder in the nation in the CoSIDA voting, receiving more votes at his position than any other outfielder in the country.