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May 2, 2013

Collins Named to Capital One Academic All-District First-Team

Complete Capital One Academic All-District Release

USMMA junior Danny Collins (Sleepy Hollow, NY) has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District First-Team for New York as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  The awards program recognizes student-athletes for their accomplishments athletically as well as in the classroom.  Collins will advance to the Capital One Academic All‐America Team ballot where first‐, second‐ and third‐team All‐America honorees will be selected later this month.                        

Collins currently has a 3.79 GPA at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Logistics & Intermodal Transportation.  The junior led the Landmark Conference with 38 RBI in 2013 and was second in the league at the plate with a .403 batting average.  Collins finished the regular season on a 10-game hitting streak, recording multiple hits in nine of those games.

Collins and the USMMA baseball team will enter this weekend's Landmark Conference Tournament as the second seed in the field.  The Mariners will take on #3 Moravian on Saturday as they begin their search for the first Landmark Conference title in program history.