NDSU senior outfielder Tim Colwell has been named the 2014 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for NCAA Division I baseball and first team Academic All-America for the third straight year. Capital One and the College Sports Information Directors of America made the announcement May 30.
Colwell is the fourth NDSU student-athlete to win the prestigious award and the first-ever baseball student-athlete, joining former NDSU track and field student athletes Jill Theeler in 2002 and Marc Steckler in 2005 and Bison men's basketball student-athlete Brett Winkelmann in 2009.
A zoology major with a perfect 4.00 grade-point average, Colwell is from Shoreview, Minnesota. He helped lead the Bison to their first-ever Summit League tournament title and first appearance in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament since NDSU reclassified from Division II in 2004.
A three-time All-Summit League first team honoree, Colwell is one of 10 national finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award. He is a three-time Summit League Distinguished Scholar and has been named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll three times and to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence twice.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.