Austin, Texas (June 4) -- MIT baseball junior Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Johnston is the 304th all-time Academic All-America honoree from MIT as the Engineers lead Division III and rank second all-time behind the University of Nebraska.
A Third Team selection in 2018, Johnston owns a 4.7 GPA (on MIT's 5.0 scale) and is a physics major. On the field this season, he was an ABCA and NEIBA First Team All-Region honoree who was also named to the D3Baseball.com All-Region Team. Posting a team-leading .380 batting average, Johnston was named to the NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team as he finished with team-highs in hits (71), runs batted in (57), total bases (119) and runs scored (46). He was tied for the team lead with 11 home runs and also had 23 extra-base hits in 43 games. Reaching base safely in 39 of those 43 games, Johnston helped the Engineers to the program's third NEWMAC Conference Championship and the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Championship.