Kevin Swick Earns 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Honors|
May 31, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Junior infielder Kevin Swick was named a 2013 Capital One Academic All-America third team selection for Division I baseball by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Swick (La Canada, Calif./Loyola HS), who holds an impressive 3.77 GPA in business administration, becomes just the second Trojan baseball student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors. The first was John Jackson, who was named to the second team in 1990. This honor marks Swick's first career Academic All-America selection, after earning Capital One Academic All-America District 8 honors in 2012 and 2013. Swick is only the third Trojan baseball player to earn All-District honors. Overall he was one of only two Pac-12 baseball student-athletes to earn Academic All-America honors, as Washington State's Collin Slaybaugh was named to the first team.
Swick recently was named the 2013 Male Trojan of the Year at USC's Tommy Awards, which is an awards program for USC's student athletes. The award recognizes student-athletes that best exemplify the qualities of a Trojan - Faithful, Scholarly, Skillful, Courageous and Ambitious.
He maintains his 3.77 GPA while being a main contributor to the Trojan baseball squad and holding presidency in USC's Value Investing Club. Last summer while playing for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the prestigious Alaska Baseball Summer League, Swick interned for Permanent Capital Management, an investment firm in Alaska.
On the diamond, Swick finished the season with a .305 batting average and started 49 games. He drove in 16 runs, while tallying two home runs, one triple and 12 doubles. He also had a fielding percentage of .982, while playing third and first base for the Trojans.