The nine-player 2013 American Legion Baseball All-Academic Team was announced during the 87th Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C. The team captain will receive a $5,000 scholarship and the other eight players will receive a $2,500 scholarship, sponsored by Diamond Sports.
The players were initially nominated by their Legion Baseball team manager or head coach, and then each respective state department’s baseball committee reviewed the submitted applications and selected an overall state winner. The state winners were reviewed by the World Series Scholarship Committee, which consists of Legionnaires and academic representatives. The nine players are entering their freshman year of college.
See photos of the 2013 All-Academic Team players here. The scholarship winners are:
Team Captain – Matthew Attig of York, Penn. Attig played Legion Baseball for Post 605 and is studying at Pennsylvania State University.
Northeast Region – Dylan Morris of West Barnstable, Mass. Morris played Legion Baseball for Post 206 and is studying at the University of Massachusetts.
Mid-Atlantic Region – Steven Seifert of Owings, Md. Seifert played Legion Baseball for Post 10 and is studying at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Southeast Region – Daniel Schoon of Tyrone, Ga. Schoon played Legion Baseball for Post 50 and is studying at the University of Georgia.
Mid-South Region – Garrett Alexander of Gallatin, Tenn. Alexander played Legion Baseball for Post 17 and is studying at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin.
Great Lakes Region – Caleb Fernholz of Cashton, Wis. Fernholz played Legion Baseball for Post 155 and is studying at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.
Central Plains Region – Nathan Pflueger of Staplehurst, Neb. Pflueger played Legion Baseball for Post 33 and is studying at Chadron (Neb.) State College.
Northwest Region – Jeremy Brockman of Lynden, Wash. Brockman played Legion Baseball for Post 7 and is studying at Centralia (Wash.) College.
Western Region – Cameron Wallace of McKinleyville, Calif. Wallace played Legion Baseball for Post 274 and is studying at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.
Diamond Sports Co., Inc., is a leading manufacturer in baseball, softball and football merchandise, and is the official baseball used during Legion national tournaments. The agreement between the two organizations involves Diamond providing $25,000 in scholarship funds for the nine-player All-Academic Team.