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Courtesy: Mark Washburn

Keller Named to Academic All-America First Team Again

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 05/30/2014
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HANOVER, N.H. — The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released the Capital One Academic All-America® Baseball Teams today, and Dartmouth senior outfielder Jeff Keller was chosen for the first team for the second straight year. He is the only Big Green baseball player ever to earn Academic All-America® honors and the only player from the Ivy League on any of the three teams either of the last two years.

Only two other student-athletes are repeat selections on the first team — North Dakota State outfielder Tim Colwell (three times) and Mercer outfielder Derrick Workman (twice).

An All-Ivy League Second Team and All-New England Third Team selection this season, Keller has maintained a grade point average of 3.95 as an economics major during his four years at Dartmouth. He completed his four-year Big Green career this spring by ranking fifth in the conference with a .308 average, tying for third with 29 runs scored and leading the league with 15 doubles. He also smacked a pair of homers and drove in 17 runs while pacing the team in batting, runs scored, hits (45), on-base percentage (.381) and stolen bases (11). In his four seasons at Dartmouth, Keller posted a .339 average, .419 on-base percentage, .566 slugging percentage, school-record 53 doubles, 15 home runs, 107 runs scored, 104 RBIs and 22 stolen bases in 28 attempts.

Keller is also currently one of 16 NCAA baseball players from all divisions up for the TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award. Voting is conducted through the 2014 College Home Run Derby Facebook page, with the first round concluding on June 9. The group will then be pared down to 12, and after another week of voting, the field will be trimmed to four. Voters are able to place a vote for their choice once a day. The winner will then be announced on June 24 and honored at the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby live on ESPN on July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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