Andy Schutzenhofer Named Verizon Academic All-District V

Andy Schutzenhofer was named Academic All-District V
Andy Schutzenhofer was named Academic All-District V

May 10, 2001

Champaign, Ill. - Illinois first baseman Andy Schutzenhofer was named to the Verizon Academic All-District V team, the academic all-america committee announced today. Schutzenhofer, a sophomore who carries a 3.400 GPA, leads Illinois with a .382 batting average, 73 hits and 51 runs scored. His name will now be forwarded to the national ballot and he will have the chance to be voted an Academic All-American.

The 2000 First-Team All-Big Ten first baseman holds the highest batting average (.382) of all conference first baseman and the fifth-highest in the league. The Swansea, Ill., native has collected over 30 percent of Illinois? game-winning RBI this season while posting a .462 on base percentage, seventh-best in the conference. Schutzenhofer?s .378 career average ranks him second in school history to only Major League All-Star Darrin Fletcher and he needs less than 10 hits the rest of this season to crack Illinois? all-time single season top 10 in hits for the second-consecutive year.

Schutzenhofer and his Illini teammates welcome Indiana to Illinois Field this Friday-Sunday for the final weekend of regular season conference action. Illinois, currently in seventh place in the Big Ten, is looking to move up one spot in the standings to grab the sixth and final ticket into this year?s Big Ten Tournament. Friday?s game one is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., Saturday?s doubleheader will begin at 4:05 p.m. and first pitch for Sunday?s game four is at 1:05 p.m.