Thompson Receives Yet Another Honor
Oregon State redshirt junior Jake Thompson has been named a First-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the organization announced on Friday.
Thompson, an economics major who hails from Florence, Ore., is the first Oregon State player to be named an Academic All-American since Mitch Canham in 2007. Thompson was also named a Pac-12 All-Academic First-Team selection on Tuesday. Then, on Thursday, he was named to the Pac-12’s First Team after going 12-0 with a 1.31 earned run average during the regular season.
Thompson’s 12 wins leads the nation. He is the only Pac-12 Conference student-athlete on the First Team – and one of two overall.
To be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must possess at least a 3.3 grade point average – Thompson’s is 3.60 – and be a starter or significant reserve. They may also not be a first-year student at their respective schools.
Thompson is the sixth Oregon State baseball player to be named an Academic All-American. He follows Ken Bowen (1986 and 1987), Bryan Ganter (1986 and 1987), Mason Smith (1994), Ben Bertrand (1998) and Canham (2007). It comes on the heels of the announcement of a school-record 16 players named Pac-12 All-Academic on Tuesday. That came after the 2016 team set the previous record with 11 selections.