Claremont, Calif. (May 8, 2015)—Pitzer College senior and Sagehen shortstop Samuel Fox ’15 was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 team in a vote of the district’s sports information directors.
A four-year starter at shortstop, Fox saved his best season for last, hitting .425 with six homers and 40 RBI to lead the Sagehens to a 28-13 record and a SCIAC Tournament berth. He had a 28-game hitting streak which lasted for over two months and had at least one hit in 39 of 41 games this season.
Fox’s 74 hits on the season rank second nationally through games of May 5, while his 40 RBI this spring have come while mostly batting leadoff. Defensively, he was outstanding in conference play as well, with only five errors in 28 games at shortstop for a .962 fielding percentage.
Fox is a double major in political studies and English and world literature with a 3.55 grade point average. By earning a spot on the All-District team Fox is now eligible for Capital One Academic All-America honors, which will be announced in the first week of June.
To view of the Capital One Academic All-District selections for baseball, go to the following link: Academic All-District
About Pitzer College
Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility, and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.