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      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