Two Nebraska Wesleyan University baseball players have been honored as Capital One/Academic All-District 6 selections in the NAIA College division. Junior infielder Beau Kelly, and senior infielder Josh Ostrom, were both recognized as Academic All-District.
Both Kelly and Ostrom will now advance to the national ballot for Capital One/Academic All-America recognition that will be announced May 29.
Kelly (Colorado Springs, Colo) has a 3.92 GPA as a business administration & history major. Kelly was second on the team with a .385 batting average on the season with 45 total hits. The junior started 39 games at first base as a junior and finished with nine doubles, three home runs and 27 RBI. He batted .458 in conference play this year to lead the Prairie Wolves. Kelly set the new NWU single season record for putouts with 276.
Ostrom (Fremont, Neb.) has a 3.80 GPA as an exercise science major. The Fremont H.S., graduate was a four-year starter at shortstop for the Prairie Wolves and set the NWU career record for games played with 150. As a senior, Ostrom played in all 42 games and led the Prairie Wolves with 32 RBI. He was also the No. 1 pitcher for NWU going 6-4 with a 2.29 ERA and seven complete games. Ostrom had 106 career RBI to rank eighth all-time. His 325 career assists sets a new NWU school record.
Student-athletes must meet four criteria to earn Capital One Academic All-District honors: 1) must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better, 2) must have at least two terms of attendance at the institution, 3) must be at least a sophomore in athletic eligibility, 4) must be a starter or key reserve in their respective sport.
The All-District selection is determined by voting of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).