Jack Goertzen

Shippensburg University senior catcher Jack Goertzen is the first SU baseball player in 24 years to be named to the Academic All-America First Team.

Shippensburg University senior baseball catcher Jack Goertzen was named recently to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division II Baseball First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA).

Goertzen, a biology (pre-dentistry) major and business minor, graduated summa cum laude in May with a 3.85 cumulative grade-point average (GPA). He is the first SU baseball player named to the Academic All-America First Team since Tut Bailey in 1995. Overall, Goertzen is the seventh Raider ever named to the Academic All-America Baseball Team, and the first since Pat Kregeloh in 2014.

As a senior in 2019, Goertzen was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Second Team. He tied for second in the league with a career-high 13 home runs, five more than his three-year career total entering his senior season.

Goertzen also produced single-season career highs with 32 RBIs, 37 runs and a .609 slugging percentage while also recording seven doubles and 22 walks. He finished the year with 14 multi-hit games (including six three-hit games) and 10 multi-RBI games. Six of his home runs came against PSAC Eastern Division opponents.

In 190 career games as a Raider, Goertzen hit .291 with 21 home runs, 100 RBIs, 34 doubles and 108 runs scored. He totaled 169 career hits, drew 79 walks, and compiled a .382 career on-base percentage (OBP).

A three-time Academic All-District honoree, Goertzen also contributed much work outside of his sport and the classroom. Goertzen served Shippensburg University as the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and as a representative for the Student Government Association (SGA).

The Division II Google Cloud Academic All-America program is partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 DII and DIII Academic All-America teams.

For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-America program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com.

 

 

 

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