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Julian Gonzales Named CoSIDA Academic All-American

LAKE CHARLES – Outfielder McNeese Julien Gonzales was a CoSIDA Academic All-American, the organization announced Wednesday.

The Sulfur eldest, who earned third-team honors and becomes the seventh Cowboy in school history to win the award, compiled a 3.95 GPA while majoring in pre-medical biology and in chemistry and psychology. He was entered into the All-America ballot after earning first-team all-district academy honors in May.

On the field in the 2022 season, Gonzales started in all 57 games and hit .280 with nine home runs and 44 RBIs, which tied him for first on the team as he helped lead the Cowboys. to the Southland Conference regular season championship for the first. time since 2017.

He ranked second on the team with 16 doubles, 52 runs scored and three triples while his 22 stolen bases ranked him third on the team.

Gonzales is the only Southland Conference player to be elected as an Academic All-American.

2021-22 Academic All-America ®
baseball team
NCAA Division I

FIRST TEAM
pos. Name School GPA Year Principal

P Thomas Harrington Campbell University 3.81 So. Pre-Physical Therapy Track in Kinesiology
P Alex Williams Stanford University 3.42 Sr. Management Science & Engineering
C Kyle Gurney Bowling Green 3.96 Jr. Business Analytics and Intelligence
C Evan Russell University of Tennessee 3.42/4.00 Gr. Finance (U) / Ag. Leadership, Education and Communication (G)
IF Jake Gelof University of Virginia 3.71 So. media studies
IF Jace Jung (1) Texas Tech University 3.72 So. sports management
IF Jake McCaw Illinois State University 3.92/4.00 Gr. Business Information Systems (U) / MBA (G)
IF Jack Smith Washington State University 4.00/4.00 Gr. MBA (G)
IF RJ Yeager (3) Mississippi State University 4.00/4.00 Gr. Workforce Education Branch
DE Aaron Anderson (1) Liberty University 4.00/4.00 Gr. MBA
DE Griffin Merritt University of Cincinnati 3.90 Sr. Biological Sciences
OF Tanner O’Tremba University of Arizona 4.00 Psychology Sr.
DH Mike Steffan Canisius College 3.98/3.88 Gr. Finance

SECOND TEAM
pos. Name School GPA Year Principal
P John Michael Bertrand University of Notre Dame 3.43/3.30 Gr. Marketing Strategy
P Jonathan Fincher (3) Louisiana Tech University 3.90 Gr. Biology (U) / Kinesiology & Health Sciences (G)
IF Andrew Jenkins Georgia Tech 3.79 Jr. Business Administration
IF Luc Lipcius University of Tennessee 3.34/3.96 Gr. Aerospace Engineering (U) / MBA and Engineering (G)
IF Kemuel Thomas-Rivera Tarleton State University 4.00/4.00 Gr. Kinesiology
OF Brock Jones (2) Stanford University 3.59 Jr. Science, Technology and Society
DE Steele Netterville (1) Louisiana Tech University 3.93 Gr. Biology (U) / Kinesiology & Health Sciences (G)
DE Jake Thompson Oklahoma State University 3.72/4.00 Gr. Academic/Business Studies (U)/Leisure Studies (G)
DH Jacob McKeon Washington State University 3.98 Jr. Kinesiology

THIRD TEAM
pos. Name School GPA Year Principal

P John Bakke Morehead State University 4.00/4.00 Gr. Wellness Promotion
P Jackson Smeltz Purdue University 3.70 Senior Agribusiness
C Matt Wood Pennsylvania State University 3.80 Jr. Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
IF Matt Coutney Old Dominion University 3.40 Sr. Leadership & Business
IF Ryan Galanie Wofford College 3.79 Jr. IT/Spanish
IF Daniel Harris IV University of Kentucky 3.80/4.00 Gr. Sport, Fitness and Recreation Management
IF Reid Homan University of North Alabama 4.00/4.00 Gr. MBA – Information Systems (G)
DE Brian Ellis Florida Gulf Coast University 3.79/4.00 Gr. Exercise Science (U)/Health Services Administration. (G)
OF Julien Gonzales McNeese State University 3.95 Sr. Biology

DE Braydon Webb University of Arkansas 4.00/4.00 Gr. Operations Management
DH Owen Diodati University of Alabama 4.00 Jr. Finance

CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: Aaron Anderson, Liberty University

(1) – 1st All-America® Academic Team in 2020-21
(2) – 2nd Academic All-America® team in 2020-21
(3) – 3rd Academic All-America® team in 2020-21