Cronin, Schimpf, Sherman Academic All-District

Friday, May 6, 2011

TYLER – Softball infielder Joey Cronin and baseball pitchers Matt Schimpf and Chad Sherman have been named to the 2011 Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District teams, CoSIDA announced on Thursday.

Capital One and CoSIDA sponsor the prestigious award to recognize the nations’ top student-athletes for their combined performance on the field and in the classroom.

Cronin, a sophomore from Celina, Texas, was named to the softball first team. She has started all 45 of UT Tyler’s games so far this season and is hitting .409 for the Patriots with 35 RBIs and seven home runs.  Cronin is a music major.

Schimpf and Sherman, both seniors, were both named to the second team for baseball.

Schimpf is a kinesiology major who held down a 2.47 ERA across 11 starts and 73 innings pitched for the season.  The Arlington, Texas, native is 6-1 and has struck out 45.

Sherman, from nearby Bullard, Texas, is a human resource development major.  Also making 11 starts for the Patriots, he has a 1.49 ERA while allowing opponents to hit just .210.  With an 8-1 record, Sherman has fanned a team and conference-high 95 batters on the season.