CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern junior centerfielder Josh Litchfield was recognized on the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team selected by CoSIDA as announced earlier this week.
Litchfield was the lone Big South Conference member recognized on the team as the Summerville, S.C. native boasts a perfect 4.00 GPA at Charleston Southern. He is currently majoring in management with the Buccaneers.
The centerfielder is currently third on the Bucs with a .267 batting average to go with six doubles, a triple, and a home run. He is also tied for the team lead with six stolen bases on the year. His home run, a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth, walked off CSU's 7-6 win over The Citadel.
He also earned Big South Conference Player of the Week honors on May 7 following multi-hit performances in three of Charleston Southern's four games last week, headlined by a 3-for-4 mark with a double and a stolen base in CSU's 2-1 walk-off win to clinch the series win over Winthrop.
For the three-game set, the outfielder was 6-for-14 (.429) with a pair of doubles and two RBI, as the Buccaneers took two games from the Eagles. Earlier in the week, he finished 2-for-4 with a walk in a non-conference meeting with Davidson.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 DII and DIII Academic AllAmerica® teams.
For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® homepage on CoSIDA.com.