KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The post-season awards for Keuka College Baseball junior Dakota Skinner continue to come in.
Today he was named Third Team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This came one week after being named Third Team All-New York on the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Region teams.
Dakota Skinner becomes the third student-athlete from Keuka College to earn Academic All-America, joining Aaron Quku (2004, At-Large (Men's Lacrosse), 2nd team) and Ben Schreiber (2015, Men's Soccer, 3rd team). The three Academic All-American selections ranks Keuka College with the second-most amongst teams in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
Skinner had a record-setting season for the Wolves on his way to being named First Team All-North Eastern Athletic Conference. Skinner finished the season with 58 total hits, setting a new single-season record at Keuka College. He broke the record previously held by Jon Borchert and Jake Burachalk who each had 51 hits in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Burachalk was also the last Keuka College player to be honored by the ABCA and Rawlings, being named Third Team All-New York Region in 2015. Both him and Borchert were honored as All-New York Region in 2014.
In the classroom, Skinner has posted a 3.95 grade point average while majoring in Management with a concentration in Sports Management. Upon entering Keuka College, he was awarded the George H. Ball Community Achievement Award. The scholarship is awarded to students who "embody the values of Keuka College, including integrity, academic excellence, diversity, leadership, service, and social responsibility."