The 2023 American Legion Baseball All-Academic Team was announced during the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., on Friday. The team is sponsored by Diamond Sports, a leading manufacturer in baseball merchandise and the official baseball used during American Legion Baseball national tournaments. As the official sponsor, Diamond Sports provides $25,000 in scholarships to the nine players on the All-Academic Team.
Before a player can be considered for the All-Academic Team, he or she must be nominated by their team manager or head coach. Each department baseball committee reviews submitted applications and selects their overall state winner, who receives a $500 scholarship from The American Legion.
Each regional winner named to the All-Academic Team receives a $2,500 scholarship, while the overall top academic players is named the team captain and receives a $5,000 scholarship.
The presentation was made by James Davis, chairman of the American Legion World Series scholarship selection committee.
The 2023 American Legion Baseball All-Academic Team is:
All-Academic Team Captain: Dylan Provenzano, Barrington, Ill., Post 58
Northeast Regional: Nicholas Lang, Endicott, N.Y., Post 82
Mid-Atlantic Regional: Aiden Newmeyer, Connellsville, Pa., Post 301
Southeast Regional: Elliott Palmer, Gallatin, Tenn., Post 17
Mid-South Regional: Adrian Phifer, Little Rock, Ark., Post 1
Great Lakes Regional: Caden Oliver, Adrian, Mich., Post 275
Central Plains Regional: Alexander Kosse, Bellevue, Neb., Post 330
Northwest Regional: Tyler Riesen, Sheridan, Wyo., Post 7
Western Regional: John Kendall, Virginia, Minn., Post 239