Murphy earns All-American
Senior catcher Chad Murphy (North Olmsted, OH/North Olmsted) of the Shepherd University baseball team has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division II baseball team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Murphy is a second team selection.
Murphy, who boast a 3.40 grade point average as a recreation/leisure studies major, joins Brian Collins (a third team choice in 2010), Keith Koenig (a second team selection in 1997), and Ty Hart (a third team choice in 1997) as the only Shepherd baseball players to gain Academic All-American honors.
Murphy was also a standout on the field for the Rams this year as he batted .401 with 50 RBIs and 52 runs scored. He had 15 doubles, a pair of triples and six home runs.
The Capital One Division II Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 D-II Academic All-America teams program.