EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon sophomore Jack Marder was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District VIII Second Team as announced yesterday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Marder was one of seven student-athletes from the Pac-10 Conference named to the first or second team, and also is the first athlete from the Oregon baseball team to obtain the honor since the program was reinstated in 2009.

Marder, a History major with a 3.35 gpa, converted to catcher this season and has started 42 games for Oregon. He is batting .209 on the season with 19 runs driven in, 18 runs scored, six doubles and two home runs.

He leads the Pac-10 having been plunked 17 times in 2011, and also leads the Ducks with 10 stolen bases.

Marder has also produced the game-winning run on three occasions this season, while also having produced five multiple-RBI games.

Since the program was reinstated, Marder is the first Oregon baseball player to have been named to Capital One Academic All-District VIII Second Team. The Ducks have had five players named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team during George Horton’s tenure.

The Ducks host UCLA for a three-game Pac-10 series at PK Park this weekend. Game one is set for a 5 p.m. first pitch on Friday.