Mackinson picked for Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball Team

Mackinson picked for Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball Team

Francis Marion University senior shortstop CJ Mackinson has been selected to the prestigious 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball Team for District III.

Selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), the All-District Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes baseball honorees in four divisions: NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with the Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.

A native of Sykesville, Md., Mackinson owns a perfect 4.0 grade point average as a management major.

On the field this season, he started all 49 contests and batted .262 with seven doubles, three home runs, and 27 runs batted in. He registered 15 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games.  He recorded a team-best equaling 17-game streak of safely reaching base in 2019, ranks seventh in the PBC with 136 fielding assists, and took part in turning 34 double plays – fourth-best in the conference.

He was named to the PBC Baseball All-Academic Team for 2019.

At this spring's FMU Academic Awards Day ceremony, Mackinson received the Management Award (from the School of Business).  He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society and Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society. He has been named to the PBC Presidential and FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic honor roll on every possible occasion, and served on the University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee this past year.

As a junior in 2018, he was a second-team All-Conference selection and earned Patriot Team MVP honors.

He played two seasons at Frederick Community College before transferring to FMU.  He was a first-team All-County and a second-team All-Metro selection at Century High School.

Francis Marion (28-21) finished tied for sixth during the Peach Belt Conference regular season and posted a 10-win improvement over the 2018 campaign.

The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.

The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.



NCAA DIVISION II – DISTRICT 3 (Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt, South Atlantic) FIRST TEAM
Pos.     Name (School)                                                           GPA      Yr.       Major
P          Ethan Elliott (Lincoln Memorial University)                 3.43     Sr.       Exercise Science
P          Matt Rogers (Young Harris College)                          3.93     Sr.       Business & Public Policy
P          Greg Valentine (Carson-Newman University)            3.92     Sr.       Business
C         Nate Montgomery (Tusculum University)                    3.81     Sr.       Sport Management
IF         Aaron Anderson (Flagler College)                             4.00     So.       Accounting / Finance
IF         Dillon Carpenter (Anderson University)                     3.70     Sr.       Business / Marketing
IF         CJ Mackinson (Francis Marion University)                  4.00     Sr.       Management
IF         Jackson Strange (Anderson University)                    3.84     Sr.       Mathematics / Actuarial Science
IF         Austin Treadway (Mars Hill University)                      3.94     So.       Health & Human Performance
OF       Ryan Creps (Limestone College)                               3.92     Sr.       Business Management / Finance
OF       Seth Hunt (Lincoln Memorial University)                    3.84     Sr.       Biology / Pre-Medicine
OF       Danton Hyman (Newberry College)                           3.47     Sr.       Accounting
OF       Tyler Washington (Young Harris College)                  3.90     Sr.       Psychology

        CJ Mackinson