Illinois Tech's Howell, Aurora's Mayes Named CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-America®

Illinois Tech junior Ted Howell and Aurora senior Jeffrey Mayes have been named to the 2019 CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-America® Baseball Team for NCAA Division III. (Photo credits: Howell - Dean Reid, d3photography.com; Mayes - Steve Woltman Photography)
Illinois Tech junior Ted Howell and Aurora senior Jeffrey Mayes have been named to the 2019 CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-America® Baseball Team for NCAA Division III. (Photo credits: Howell - Dean Reid, d3photography.com; Mayes - Steve Woltman Photography)

Portions courtesy of Aurora University athletics communications and Illinois Institute of Technology athletics communications

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Illinois Institute of Technology junior infielder Ted Howell and Aurora University senior infielder Jeffrey Mayes have been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Baseball Team for NCAA Division III, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Tuesday.

Howell was a second-team selection, while Mayes landed on the third team.

As Tech's primary first baseman, Howell put together an outstanding 2019 campaign for the Scarlet Hawks. The Colorado native led the team in home runs with eight while also driving in 28 runs. He sported a .295 batting average, .364 on-base percentage, .600 slugging percentage, and a .964 on-base plus slugging (OPS). One of his eight home runs came in walk-off fashion against Wisconsin Lutheran College on April 15. He committed just four errors in 233 total chances.

Off the field, Howell sported a perfect grade point average while pursuing a master's degree in both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering despite it being just his junior year. The five-time dean's list recipient also serves as a lab assistant at Illinois Tech and has held a leadership position in Delta Tau Fraternity every semester. In addition, Howell has worked on projects such as making a portable nebulizer for delivering asthma medication and designing a product that chills a room temperature beverage to ice cold in 30 seconds.

A senior history and secondary education major, Mayes finished his illustrious AU career as the Spartans' all-time hits leader with 240 hits. His senior season he hit .402 with 78 hits, 14 doubles, one triple, 40 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He had a .485 slugging percentage, .448 on-base percentage and a .942 fielding percentage. In his four years as a Spartan, he was named a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference and AU Scholar-Athlete three times each and will be again in 2018-2019 when those teams are announced. He was a first-team All-Conference selection this year and a second-team honoree as a sophomore. 

The CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America® teams are selected by CoSIDA member sports information directors based on the student-athletes' academic prowess while being a steady influence on their respective athletic field. To be considered for the honor, the nominated student-athletes are required to maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade-point average throughout their academic career at their respective institution. 

The Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division III Academic All-America® teams program.


2019 Academic All-America® Baseball Team – NCAA Division III

FIRST TEAM          
Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major
P Garrett Renslow University of Rochester 3.97 Jr. Neuroscience / Psychology
P Christian Slattery California Lutheran University 4.00 Sr. Economics
C Mike Aiello Wisconsin-Whitewater 4.00/4.00 Gr. Physical Education
IF Ryan Enos Oswego State 4.00 Jr. Wellness Management
IF Rocco Maue (1) Case Western Reserve University 4.00 Sr. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
IF Allen Murphy St. John Fisher College 4.00 Jr. Biology
IF Doug Schaffer Williams College 3.88 Sr. Economics
OF Nick D'Alessandro (2) Widener University 4.00 Sr. Chemical Engineering
OF Connor Harding University of Scranton 3.95 So. Business Administration
OF Derek Manning (1) Elizabethtown College 4.00 Sr. Computer Engineering
DH Caleb Thomas (2) Ohio Northern University 3.91 Sr. Mechanical Engineering
           
SECOND TEAM          
Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major
P John Bunting Johns Hopkins University 3.76 Sr. International Studies & Political Science
P Ryan Loutos Washington University in St. Louis 3.91 So. Computer Engineering / Math
C Erich Lange Wabash College 3.91 Sr. Political Science / German
IF Brady Ballstadt Piedmont College 3.62 Sr. Marketing & Management
IF Bobby Finn Saint Vincent 3.78 Sr. Accounting
IF Ted Howell Illinois Institute of Technology 4.00 Jr. Mechanical Engineering
IF Dylan Sumpter East Texas Baptist University 3.98/4.00 Gr. Business Administration (UG) / Business (G)
OF Jared Gagne Saint Joseph's College (Maine) 3.70 Sr. Finance & Marketing
OF Matt Johnston (3) MIT 3.76 Jr. Physics
OF Garrett Wilson Spalding University 3.91 Jr. Business Administration / Accounting
DH Chase Edwards University of the Ozarks 3.57 Jr. Business Administration
           
THIRD TEAM          
Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major
P Danny Cody Baldwin Wallace University 3.54 Sr. Master's of Accounting & Finance Program
P Phil Myers Penn State Behrend 3.92 Sr. Nursing
C Casey Combs East Texas Baptist University 3.54 Gr. Business Management
IF Colman Hendershot New York University 3.78 Sr. Sports Law
IF Jeffrey Mayes Aurora University 3.85 Sr. History & Secondary Education
IF Tim Quinlan Utica College 3.93 Sr. Health Studies / Physical Therapy
IF Scott Sada (2) Penn State Behrend 3.76 Sr. Plastic Engineering Technology
OF Matt Carey Ithaca College 3.92 Sr. Business Administration
OF Tim Snyder Otterbein University 3.90 Sr. Accounting
OF Ryan Tropeano WPI 3.64 Sr. Management Engineering
DH Braeden Barr Wisconsin-Superior 3.45 Sr. Exercise Science

Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year: Mike Aiello, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

(1) – Google Cloud Academic All-America® second team selection in 2018
(2) – Google Cloud Academic All-America® third team selection in 2018
(3) – Google Cloud Academic All-America® third team selection in 2018