Owls place five on CSC Academic All-District Team

GAMBIER, Ohio — College Sports Communicators (CSC) released today the 2024 NCAA Division III Academic All-District Baseball Team and five Kenyon College Owls were included as honorees.

Seniors Malcolm Gaynor and Drew Robinson were joined by juniors Dustin Lee and Nate Rosen, as well as sophomore Theo Canning, on the Academic All-District Team, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the diamond and in the classroom.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete had to be a key contributor who competed in at least 90 percent of the team’s games, or started at least 66 percent of those games. For pitchers, eligibility started at 17 appearances or 25 innings pitched. The student-athlete also had to be on the team’s active roster for at least two years and had to possess a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average. Each institution was allotted a maximum of five nominations.

Gaynor, the Owls’ second baseman who recently graduated with degrees in mathematics and Spanish, ranked second on the team this past season in runs scored (31) and total bases (55). He carved out a .296 batting average to go along with 26 RBI and a trio of stolen bases. 

Robinson was Kenyon’s centerfielder and No. 2-hole hitter. He led the Owls in runs scored (33) and stolen bases (22). Despite missing a few games due to injury at the end of the season, Robinson compiled a .325 batting average with 40 hits, 24 RBI and 52 total bases. He was recognized as a 2024 All-North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) honoree and he graduated a couple weeks ago with a degree in economics.     

Lee and Rosen flanked Gaynor in the Kenyon infield. Lee was the team’s first baseman and Rosen manned the shortstop position. In the classroom, Lee majors in chemistry, while Rosen focuses on psychology. On the field, Lee tied for the team lead in home runs (3) and ranked second on the team in slugging percentage (.481). Batting in the heart of the order, he managed a .333 average with 31 runs scored and 23 RBI. Rosen, a 2024 all-conference honoree, hit leadoff in the Owls’ lineup and led the team in hits (46), walks (25), doubles (13) and slugging percentage (.500). He posted a .343 batting average and racked up 31 runs and 23 RBI.

On the mound, Canning served as the team’s ace. The right-hander was a first team 2024 All-NCAC selection after leading the Owls in ERA (3.40), wins (5) and strikeouts (46). He yielded just 21 earned runs in a little more than 55 innings pitched and he held opponents to a .250 batting average across 11 starts. In the classroom, Canning majors in economics.

Kenyon finished the 2024 campaign with a 22-17 record and was one of four teams to make the NCAC Tournament.

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