Schmidt named NJCAA All-American

07.02.2016 | By Calyn Hoerner

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College sophomore Colten Schmidt has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I All-American first team.

“I am extremely proud of Colten's achievement of being selected NJCAA first-team All-American,” said San Jacinto College Baseball Head Coach Tom Arrington, who just completed his 16th season at the helm of the San Jac program. “This is one of the highest athletic honors a player can achieve at our level. Colton took the best of his ability and remained consistent throughout the season.”

The left-handed pitcher from La Porte (La Porte HS) started in 16 games this season with 5 shutouts, ranking him first in the country. The 5-11 Schmidt struck out 108 batters, helping the team top Region XIV with 592 total strikeouts. He led the team in innings played with 97. In the national title game of the NJCAA JUCO World Series, Schmidt had 7 strikeouts in his 5 innings pitched. In addition to becoming an All-American, Schmidt also made the Dean’s List for the 2016 spring semester.

“Colten is a very hard working, courageous and talented young man. He is even more of an outstanding friend, teammate and person. Colten is what San Jac is all about,” added Arrington.

San Jacinto College finished the 2016 season as national runner-up with an overall record of 52-12. For more information about San Jacinto College athletics, visit sanjacsports.com.

For a complete list of the NCJAA Division I Baseball All-Americans, visit ncjaa.org.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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