TOWSON, Md. – Graduate student Zach Fisher of the Towson University baseball team was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-American® third team that was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
This marks the third straight year Fisher has earned Academic All-American honors as he was a first team selection in 2013 and a third team honoree in 2012.
“ Zach was not only a great representative of the Towson University baseball team and athletic department, he was a great representative of the entire university on the field, in the classroom, and in the community,” said Towson Head Coach Mike Gottlieb.
Fisher had a 3.94 grade point average (GPA) this year while working on his master’s degree in information technology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Towson in 2012 while maintaining a 3.95 GPA.
Fisher appeared in all 47 games for the Tigers this season and made 43 starts at catcher. He hit .248 in 153 at-bats and finished the year with 30 runs scored. Fisher recorded 15 RBIs while contributing four doubles, a triple and two home runs. He finished second on the team with 35 walks and posted an on-base percentage of .395.
Fisher was stellar defensively for the Tigers. He posted a .996 fielding percentage behind the dish and made just one error in 276 chances. Fisher caught 13 of 29 base stealers on the season.
Fisher had some impressive performances at the plate this season. He went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and a pair of stolen bases against Pennsylvania. In a 10-2 win over Georgetown, Fisher went 3-for-6 with three runs scored, two RBIs, a double and a home run. Fisher was 2-for-2 with four runs scored, two RBIs and a triple in the win over James Madison.
The first Tiger baseball player to be honored as a Capital One Academic All-America® selection more than once, Fisher is the sixth different Tiger to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America® baseball team since 1996. Former designated hitter James Vallillo (1996), former infielder Jason Rummel (1999), former outfielder Gregg Davies (2002), former catcher Ryan Schreiter (2007) and former pitcher Jon Dupski (2008) have also been honored.