AMHERST, Mass. – Senior second-baseman Max Steinhorn has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Baseball Team, voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Steinhorn, a member of the Division III Second Team, becomes the 34th Academic All-America selection in Amherst College history, and the third member of the baseball team to receive the award.
With a .365 batting average, Steinhorn led the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) champions to an NCAA Tournament appearance, also pacing the club with 16 stolen bases, 35 runs scored and 57 hits, which led the conference.
A history major with a 3.90 grade point average, Steinhorn was previously named Academic All-NESCAC and Google Cloud Academic All-District, as well as NESCAC All-Conference Second Team.
Owner of a .328 four-year batting average, Steinhorn is finishing an Amherst career in which he has scored 110 runs, collected 162 hits and stolen 51 bases.
Academic pursuits for Steinhorn have included his Senior Honor's Thesis, entitled Tapping Into a Political Force: George Wallace, the North, and the 1968 Election.
He also spent a semester at King's College in London, has interned with Crosscut Strategies in Washington, D.C., and has participated in both Amherst LEADs and the Amherst LEADs Captains Symposium.
The first Mammoth to be selected Academic All-America since 2015, Steinhorn joins Bob Cook '13 and Neal Allar '08, who both were named to the Third Team, as Amherst College Academic All-America baseball players.
Twenty three of the 33 members of the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III baseball teams have at least a 3.90 GPA, with 10 student-athletes maintaining a perfect 4.00 GPA. The seven members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.95.
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the program in 2017-18.