May 6, 2011

Packard named Capital One Academic All-District

GREELEY, Colo. – Northern Colorado junior baseball player Ben Packard became the fifth Bear this year to become a Capital One Academic All-District selection.

Packard now advances to the Capital One Academic All-American Team ballot, which will be voted on later this month.

He joins soccer players Danielle Birdsall and Katey Borman, men’s basketball player Devon Beitzel and women’s basketball player Kaisha Brown from Northern Colorado as honorees in 2010-11. Birdsall and Beitzel both went on to earn All-American honors.

Packard is now hitting .336 on the season after going 3-for-3 on Friday against North Dakota and is third on the team with a .511 slugging percentage. He sports a 3.96 grade point average as a biological sciences major with an economics minor.