Four Hawks Named To Academic All-District Squads
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications
PHILADELPHIA, PA (05/10/01) - For the second consecutive year, three St. Joseph's University baseball standouts were honored as First Team Academic All-District selections by VERIZON/CoSIDA. Being named to thefirst team were second baseman Kevin Kirkby (River Vale, N.J./Pascack Valley), designated hitter/catcher Jim Reilly (Pittsburgh, Pa/ Seton-La Salle) and Pitcher Eric Wyatt (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson). Leftfielder Justin Godusky (Macungie, PA/ Emmaus) was named to the second team. Godusky, Kirkby and Reilly were each named to the Academic All-District first team in 2000 and all three went on to earn Academic All-American honors. Reilly and Kirkby were both Second Team Academic All-Americans, while Godusky was a Third Team Academic All-American. One of the nation's top hitters, Kirkby, a mathematics major with a 3.48 cumulative grade point average, leads the Hawks with a .393 batting average and 35 RBI. This year he has broken school career records for hits, runs, games played, games started and saves. Also the team's closer, he has been impressive notching a 1-1 record and 7 saves with a miniscule 1.74 ERA. He was a preseason Third Team All-American by the NCBWA. Reilly, a chemistry major with a 3.96 cumulative grade point average, made the Academic All-District team for the third straight year. Reilly hit a career-high .352 with 13 doubles and 26 RBI. He is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the premedical honors society. He has been named to the Dean's list, as well as being named to both the Athletic Director's and Commissioner's Honor Rolls every semester. Wyatt was recoginzed as an Academic All-District selection for the first time. SJU's ace on the hill he leads the team with 4 wins and 53 strikeouts, while posting a 5.10 ERA. When not on the mound, he doubles as the team's everyday centerfielder, batting .303 with 37 runs scored and 28 RBI. He ranks as SJU both single season and career leader in both triples and stolen bases. The only player to start every game for SJU each of the last two seasons, Godusky holds a 3.62 GPA in Marketing. The 5-11 sophomore hit .321 with 34 runs scored and a team-high 30 walks. He is a member of the University's marketing society and has been named to the Dean's list, as well as being named to both the Athletic Director's and Commissioner's Honor Rolls every semester.