Barton, Flight, Spatkowski Named to Capital One Academic All-District Teams
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Three members of the Southern New Hampshire University baseball and softball teams were named to their respective Capital One Academic All-District Teams announced Thursday. Senior Amanda Barton (Franklin, N.H.) of the softball team and junior Tim Flight (Portsmouth, R.I.) and senior Kevin Spatkowski (Bristol, Conn.) of the baseball team all garnered First Team accolades. All three are now eligible for Capital One Academic All-American honors.
The Capital One Academic All-District and All-America teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The program has expanded for 2011-12, with separate Academic All-District and All-America teams selected in Divisions I, II and III, as well as the College division for NAIA, junior college and Canadian institutions.
Barton, a Business Administration major with a 3.62 grade point average, was the lone senior on a Penmen softball team that posted a school-record 28 victories and finished with a 28-19 overall record. She collected Northeast-10 Second Team All-Conference honors after starting all 47 games in the outfield and batting .329 with 23 runs scored and 10 runs batted in. Barton also made just two errors in the field all season, handling 59 of 61 chances.
Flight, a Business Studies major with a concentration in Information Technology carrying a 3.38 GPA, has been the ace of one of the top pitching staffs in Division II this season. In 11 starts this season, Flight is 6-1 with a 1.27 earned run average while striking out 106 batters in 77.2 innings of work. His 106 total strikeouts place him second nationally while his ERA places Flight seventh in Division II. After striking out a career-best 18 batters against Saint Anselm on March 22, Flight was named the NCBWA Pitcher of the Week.
Spatkowski, a Sport Management major who has compiled a 3.32 GPA, has started all 42 games in which he has appeared and ranks second on the Penmen with a .325 batting average, while driving in 20 runs on the season. His 16 doubles place him second on the squad, while his 17 multi-hit games lead Southern New Hampshire. Behind the plate, Spatkowski has committed just one error in 166 chances.