Wilkerson Named to C-USA All-Academic Team
By ODU Athletics
IRVING, Texas -- Old Dominion pitcher Jim Wilkerson has been named to the 2018 InTouch Credit Union Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office on Monday.
A history major, Wilkerson graduated this year with a GPA of 3.94. He plans to pursue a career as a history teacher.
One of the most interesting stories in all of collegiate baseball, Wilkerson is a former Marine who is currently on the GI Bill. At 27 years old, he is the oldest player in Division I baseball.
This season, Wilkerson appeared in 11 games out of the bullpen for the Monarchs, going 1-0 with a 6.32 ERA. He earned his first victory as a Monarch with two shutout innings in the win at Charlotte.
Of the 11 players named to the All-Academic Team, Wilkerson has the fourth-highest GPA.
Read the conference's full release here.
2018 InTouch Credit Union C-USA Baseball All-Academic Team
Kent Hasler, Louisiana Tech, Sr., P, Chandler, Arizona | 3.899 in interdisciplinary studies
Gordon Cardenas, Marshall, Sr., P, Manhattan Beach, California | 4.0 in leadership studies
Aaron Aucker, Middle Tennessee, R-Sr., IF, Knoxville, Tennessee | 3.439 in biology
Austin Dennis, Middle Tennessee, Jr., OF/IF, Rockledge, Florida | 3.727 in management
Jim Wilkerson, Old Dominion, Sr., P, Ruston, Louisiana | 3.94 in history
Matt Canterino, Rice, So., P, Southlake, Texas | 3.99 in mechanical engineering
Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss, Jr., P, Evans, Georgia | 3.91 in construction engineering technology
Brent Blackwood, UAB, R-Jr., DH, Hartselle, Alabama | 3.84 in accounting
Carter Pharis, UAB, Jr., IF, Trussville, Alabama | 3.83 in kinesiology-teacher certification
Palmer Wenzel, UTSA, Jr., P, San Antonio, Texas | 3.93 in cybersecurity
Ben Morrision, WKU, R-Sr., P, Bowling Green, Kentucky | 4.0 in biology (pre-med)
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