GREENWOOD, Ind. – While helping lead the Lyon College baseball team to the American Midwest Conference Tournament, junior Tyler Tognarine (JR/Cape Coral, Fla.) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) College Division All-District team, the national organization has announced.
Tognarine who is a Psychology major from Cape Coral, Fla., was one of 10 members on the District 2 squad.
In order to be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at their position. In baseball and softball, pitchers must have pitched at least 10.0 innings. The student-athlete also must complete one full calendar year at their current institution, and reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
By being named to the academic all-district squad, Tognarine is automatically nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-American award, which will be announced on May 30.
Tognarine is currently completing his third season on the baseball team, and has posted a 10-5 record and team low 2.13 earned run average. He also leads the Scots with 10 complete games, one shutout, 101.1 innings pitched and 81 strikeouts.
He has also helped lead Lyon to a 33-22 record this season, including a 17-12 mark in the American Midwest Conference. The Scots are about to play in the American Midwest Conference Tournament championship today at 3 p.m., and have already qualified for the NAIA National Tournament, with the opening round taking place on May 15-18 at various NAIA institutions.
In his three years at Lyon, Tognarine has been named the AMC Freshman Pitcher of the Year and All-Conference honorable mention in 2015, an AMC First Team selection two consecutive years, and the AMC Pitcher of the Year this season. He has also been named an Academic All-Conference selection all three years at the school.
In his career at Lyon, Tognarine has posted a 29-8 record on the mound and 2.75 ERA. He has also thrown 21 complete games, four shutouts and 275.1 innings, while recording eight saves and 196 strikeouts.
Tognarine is one of only three AMC players named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams. William Woods's Ryan Phillips and Neal Aherin were the other two selections from the conference – both named to the District 3 squads.
For a complete listing of all the CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees, click here.