GREENWOOD, Ind. – Harvard baseball's Devan Peterson and Matt Rothenberg earned 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors as announced by the organization today. Academic All-America awards are nominated and voted upon exclusively by members of CoSIDA and athletes must maintain a GPA of 3.30 or higher to be nominated. Peterson and Rothenberg were two of 12 players recognized in District I, comprised of New England and New York programs. Harvard was the only program to land more than one athlete on the All-District team and it is the first time both athletes have received the accolade.
Peterson, a junior, has been a staple behind the plate this season, appearing in 22 games totaling 17 hits and 11 RBI, three of which came in Harvard's 2018 Beanpot Championship game against Northeastern. The catcher has totaled 125 putouts this season, good for third on the team, and has registered a .993 fielding percentage to date. Peterson is concentrating in Human and Evolutionary Biology.
Rothenberg has been a solid contributor in the second base slot all season, posting 37 hits in 38 games, including eight for extra bases and three home runs. The senior ranks fourth on the team with 18 RBI and has been a contributor to 19 double-plays this season. Rothenberg is on track to graduate this May with a degree in Economics.
Harvard will close out the 2018 regular season this Sunday and Monday with a three-game series against Dartmouth. The Crimson has already claimed a Beanpot Championship and has posted its first 20-win season since 2006 heading into the final trio of contests.