BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union senior Brandon Hedrick earned a spot on the 2012 Capital One Academic All‐District® 4 College Division Baseball First Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the most the Bulldogs have ever had make the squad.
The College Division is made of NAIA, junior colleges and Canadian colleges and universities, while District 4 consists of schools from Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee.
To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum 3.30 grade-point average and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games.
Hedrick, an athletic training major from Corbin, Ky., made the squad as a designated hitter. He finished the season with a .363 average, two home runs, 13 doubles and 42 RBIs. Hedrick completed his career with a lifetime .353 average, 55 doubles, 17 home runs and 174 RBIs in 223 games played
In addition to batting, Hedrick shined on the mound during his Bulldog career, registering a 26-10 career mark with a 3.64 ERA as well as school records for shutouts (5) and strikeouts (283) in a career.
This marks the first time Union had a player make the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team since 2006 when Kevin Smith and Erin Satterlee both made the squad.
By virtue of making the All-District 4 First Team, Hedrick is now eligible for the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Baseball Team.
Union finished the season 35-21 overall and 16-8 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.