May 3, 2012
LOS ANGELES - UCLA right-handed pitcher Ryan Deeter has secured Capital One All-District VIII team honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
Deeter, a redshirt sophomore from Newark, Calif., becomes the first UCLA baseball player to earn the All-District academic honor since Chris Jensen in 2006. Deeter leads the Bruins with a 0.83 ERA, having gone 1-0 with 19 strikeouts and 11 walks in 21.2 innings, all in relief.
Majoring in math/economics, Deeter ranks second in the Pac-12 Conference with 26 pitching appearances.
In order to be nominated for Academic All-America and All-District honors, student-athletes must have compiled a minimum 3.33 cumulative GPA and have completed at least one full year at their academic institution.
Deeter is joined by four other Pac-12 baseball players on the All-District Team - Kenny Diekroeger (Stanford), Deven Marrero (Arizona State), Collin Slaybaugh (Washington State) and Kevin Swick (USC).
The honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America selections will be chosen later this month.
UCLA's baseball team, ranked No. 14 by Baseball America, returns to action against No. 13 Purdue on Saturday. Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m, with Game 2 slated for a 5 p.m. start.