Boone Farrington of Biola and Russell Harmening of Westmont were named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Baseball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
In order to earn Academic All-American status, players must be at least a sophomore and serve as a prominent member of the team as a starter or key reserve, and they must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
Boone Farrington, a senior from Roseburg, Oregon, earned the honor while serving as Biola's everyday third baseman/designated hitter and compiling a slash line of .335/.424/.478 with three homeruns and 24 RBI.
Farrington studied sociology and earned a 3.74 cumulative grade point average to earn a spot on the Capital One/CoSIDA College Division Academic All-America® Second Team. He is one of eight infielders in the nation from NAIA schools and junior colleges to be honored with this distinction.
Sophomore pitcher Russell Harmening of Oceanside posted a record of 12-3 during the 2014 campaign with an ERA of 2.47. In 113 innings he struck out 95 batters and walked just 23. His 12 wins on season ties for fourth in the NAIA this year, with three pitchers achieving 13 wins.
Harmening was also named to the Capital One Academic All-America® baseball second team for his performance both on the diamond and in the classroom. He holds a 3.69 GPA while majoring in mathematics. The prestigious and competitive award, which is given to just 22 athletes in the college division, is administered by College Sports Information of America (CoSIDA).
For complete award information, go to CoSIDA Release.