Dakota Skinner Repeats as Academic All-American

Photo by Sarah Tyler
Photo by Sarah Tyler

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AUSTIN, Texas — Keuka College senior Dakota Skinner was named a 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Skinner becomes the first Keuka College student-athlete to repeat the honor, being named to the third team for the second consecutive season.

Dakota Skinner had a strong end to his Keuka College career on the baseball diamond. Skinner totaled 47 hits in his senior season, ranking second on the team and leading him to an All-North Eastern Athletic Conference selection. He closed his career with 126 career hits, tying for fourth most in school history. He also had the third best batting average in school history with a .382 career average.

Off the field, Skinner has excelled in the classroom. He graduated from Keuka College with a 3.92 grade point average with a degree in management and a concentration in sports management. Skinner was recognized with the Nancy Wightman Leadership Award at the Athletics Awards Ceremony at Keuka College. He was honored for his leadership abilities and work in the classroom. He was Dean's List every semester at Keuka College and North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete all four years. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, Sigma Beta Delta, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee on campus. He also served as the North Eastern Athletic Conference representative at the 2018 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis.   

Skinner was one of ten players across Division III Baseball to repeat as an Academic All-American. He earned the honor as an outfielder last season and infielder this season. The other two Keuka College student-athletes to earn an Academic All-America selection were Aaron Quku, who was a second team at-large selection in 2004 and Ben Schreiber who was named Third Team Men's Soccer Academic All-American in 2015.