Doane College Sports
- Published on 05 June 2012
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On Thursday, Mike Albert and Anthony Dunn of Papillion, Nick Dawson of Auckland, New Zealand, Dylan Flott of Omaha and AJ Spanel of Norfolk were named to the NAIA Baseball Scholar-Athlete list.
To earn that honor, student-athletes must be of junior or senior standing and hold a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.
Last Tuesday, Spanel was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Baseball College Division first team, while Albert and Dunn were named to the third team.
Spanel, a junior second baseman for the Tigers, tied for the team lead in batting average at .311 and was fourth on the team with 29 RBI.
He scored 25 runs, had six extra base hits and posted a .979 fielding percentage. In the classroom, he carries a 4.0 GPA in biochemistry.
Albert, a senior right fielder, matched Spanel with a .311 batting average while leading the team with four home runs, 41 RBI and five sacrifice flies.
He was second on the team with five outfield assists and carried a .991 fielding percentage, committing one error on the year which came while playing in center field after a defensive switch.
Albert graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting with a 3.64 GPA.
Dunn, a senior catcher, batted .267 on the year with two home runs and 32 RBI, second best on the team, along with a team-leading eight sacrifice hits. He threw out 24 attempted base stealers during the year and had a .983 fielding percentage behind the plate.
He graduated with a 3.74 GPA and a major in Social Sciences and Secondary Education.