SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Three Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) student-athletes were selected as CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees. Western New England’s Gabby Lavinio (Dalton, Mass.) and Daniel Morin (Salem, N.H.) were respectively selected to the CoSIDA Baseball and Softball Academic All-District Teams while, Gordon men’s tennis player Zach Hall (Sugar Land, Texas) was an Men’s At-Large Team recipient.
The honor recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Academic All-District honorees are also eligible for selection as CoSIDA Academic All-America selection with those teams being named later this month.
Lavinio, a secondary education & history double major with a 3.64 cumulative grade point average, earned CCC Player of the Year honors this spring after batting .448 (4th in CCC) with 13 doubles (T-1st), seven home runs (T-2nd), and 30 RBI (3rd) through the end of the regular season. She also ranked second in the conference in both on-base percentage (.515) and slugging percentage (.776) while drawing 11 walks and scoring 26 runs.
Morin, an electrical engineering major with a 3.80 cumulative grade point average, was named to the All-CCC first team this season after leading the CCC in both home runs (six) and RBI (41) while hitting .341 with eight doubles and one triple during the regular season. Morin opened the 2016 campaign with a ten-game hitting streak and posted nine multi-RBI performances.
Hall sported a 3.94 GPA over a four-year academic career to go with becoming the all-time leader in wins during his time at Gordon. He also had the distinguished honor of being named the CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete after a stellar career as a true student-athlete. The senior mathematics and economics major was just as impressive off the court as he was on it. He served as a Presidential Fellow during his junior year, an honor that was given to only nine students in the entire class. He has also been on the President's List every semester and an ITA All-Academic Team selection twice. He is also a four-time CCC All-Academic member.
Portions of this release are courtesy of the Gordon and Western New England Sports Information Departments.