WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon sophomore catcher Jack Marder and redshirt sophomore pitcher Joey Housey were named to the Pac-10 Baseball All-Academic teams, it was announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.
Marder, who was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District VIII Second Team on May 6, was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team with a 3.35 gpa.
The native of Calabasas, Calif., suffered a left thumb injury at Oregon State on May 3, and missed the final 17 games the season – only making pinch-running appearances. In 45 games played, Marder batted .209 with 19 RBIs, six doubles and two home runs. Despite missing nearly final the month of the season, Marder still tied for the Pac-10 lead, being hit by a pitch on 17 occasions.
Housey’s season was also cut short by shoulder injury. The native of Hollywood, Fla., is now a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection. The reliever made 12 appearances and tossed 17 and 1/3 innings before an injury derailed his sophomore campaign.
He managed a 3.12 ERA with a 2-0 record and 22 strikeouts picking up victories over BYU and San Diego.
Since Oregon baseball was reinstated for the 2009 season, the Ducks have received seven Pac-10 All-Academic accolades.