Cornwell, Tew Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team for Baseball

Juniors Hayden Cornwell and Parker Tew
Juniors Hayden Cornwell and Parker Tew

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two members of the MIT baseball squad have been honored for their achievements on the diamond and in the classroom this season. Juniors Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District baseball team the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today. It is the second consecutive year that Cornwell has been named to the team with Tew earning his first career selection.

Majoring in aeronautics & astronautics, Cornwell is one of the top run producers in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), ranking among the league leaders in home runs (4) and RBI (26). A second team All-NEWMAC pick in 2013, he is currently hitting .285 and leads MIT in RBI and has eight multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games to his credit as the starting right fielder for the Engineers.

Tew, MIT's starter at shortstop and an electrical engineering and computer science major has also played a key role in an Engineer offense that is averaging nearly seven runs per game this season. Currently hitting .279 he is among the team leaders in triples, runs scored and sacrifices. Ten times this season he has had multiple-hit games, including a streak of four in a row.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.