Junior third baseman Ty Kelly was the lone UC Davis player to garner All-Big West Conference honors. Kelly nabbed honorable mention accolades after garnering second-team acclaim last season.
Kelly, who was the only UC Davis player to start in all 55 games, led the Aggies with 20 doubles, 66 hits, 40 RBI, 100 total bases, four home runs and a .465 slugging percentage. His 20 doubles rank him in a tie for third on the single season list.
In addition, Kelly was among team leaders in batting average (.307) and on-base percentage (.377). He completed the stellar season with an impressive final week in which he totaled nine RBI and three doubles to lead the team to a conference series win over Cal State Northridge.
Senior Randi Schuler has been named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team. Schuler recently concluded her tennis career for the Aggies and was one of 10 student-athletes in the district to be named to the women’s at-large first team.
Schuler played her final two collegiate seasons for the Aggies and played every match at the No. 1 position. The English major was a 2009 Big West Scholar Athlete. As a junior, she was an All-Big West first-team selection. Schuler led the Aggies the past two years with 28 wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.
A total of 32 student-athletes in the district received recognition as part of the first, second or third teams.
Women’s water polo
Senior Lindsay Kiyama earned first-team honors on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Eight at-large squad, presented by ESPN The Magazine. Her inclusion on the first team automatically advances her as a nominee for Academic All-America status.
Kiyama earned a 3.73 GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology. This honor is one of many scholar-athlete accolades in her four-year Aggie career. As a junior, Kiyama captured the university’s W.P. Lindley Award for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and leadership.
She has also won All-Academic honors from the Western Water Polo Association and the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches during each of her three previous seasons.
In the water, Kiyama earned an All-Big West first-team nod in the league’s inaugural season, leading the team and ranking fifth in the conference with 53 goals. She also paced UC Davis with 43 steals and ranked among team leaders with 32 blocks and 10 blocks.
To earn Academic All-District honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better. Furthermore, an honoree must have participated in 50 percent of the team’s contests for the season, completed one full calendar year at the current institution and have reached or surpassed sophomore eligibility.
The at-large division of the awards program covers 25 different sports, including 13 for women.
Aggie Digest is compiled by the California Aggie sports staff with briefs from the UC Davis athletics website, ucdavisaggies.com.