Levensteins named to Academic All-America team


LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Despite a season-ending injury, Nik Levensteins has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 2021-22 Academic All-America® team for NCAA Division II.

Levensteins, a junior from Arvada, Colorado, carries a 3.82 cumulative grade point average in Finance. He is the second UNG baseball player to earn a spot on the Academic All-America Team, joining Brian Lauderdale in the 2006 season.

Levensteins belted 11 homeruns and 32 RBI in 34 games.

CoSIDA began the distinguished Academic All-America® program in 1952, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America® scholar-athlete honors.

Currently, CoSIDA sponsors Academic All-America® programs for men’s soccer, women’s soccer, football, volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s track and field/cross country. Many other sports are eligible through the At-Large program.

Eligible student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average above 3.30, have participated in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests, completed one calendar year at the nominating institution, reached sophomore athletic eligibility and be nominated by their institution’s sports information director.

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