Paul Trenhaile of Truman State named Academic All-America

Junior first baseman Paul Trenhaile has been selected as a Capital One Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Trenhaile was a third-team choice after leading the Bulldog Baseball team in most offensive categories.

Trenhaile set a new Truman single-season record with 71 hits batting .378 with 39 RBI, 10 doubles and eight stolen bases.

He also broke his own school record with 477 putouts this season and had a fielding percentage of .990 while starting every game.

He is the eighth Bulldog Baseball player to earn the Academic All-America distinction joining Devon Myers (2012), Randy Beilsmith (2006), Aaron Royster (1994), Bob Coons (1984), Larry Lunsford (1980), Gregg Williams (1980) and Dan Faucett (1978 & 1979).

A student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, be at least a sophomore athletically and maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average to be eligible for the award.

After earning first team Academic All-District honors, Trenhaile was selected to the All-America team by a national CoSIDA committee.

Courtesy Truman State University