Transylvania's Isaac Taylor named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

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Greenwood, Ind. – Transylvania baseball junior infielder Isaac Taylor has been selected to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  

Taylor, a junior from Lexington, Kentucky (Dunbar HS), was one of 12 student-athletes chosen for the District 2 All-District team, which represents eight different states. Taylor was one of three outfielders selected onto the District 2 squad. Eight different geographic districts compose the Division III Academic All-District teams.

Taylor earned the prestigious annual award through a blend of high-level performance both on the field and in the classroom. A math major, the junior posted a 3.87 grade-point-average for the Pioneers. Taylor led Transylvania in batting average, hitting .319 in 2018.

Taylor also led the team in stolen bases with 26, and set a new NCAA Division III single-game record with eight stolen bases in one game against Centre College on April 2.

The junior was an all-around presence in leading the Pioneers baseball squad, posting an on-base percentage of .401, a slugging percentage of .361, and recording a 12-game hitting streak midway through the season. Taylor earned selection onto the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-HCAC Second team for his 2018 performances.

Taylor is the first Transylvania baseball player to earn CoSIDA All-Academic accolades since Ben Kuebbing in 2011.

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