Junior pitcher David Goerold (Clifton Park, NY) of the Clarkson University Baseball team joined a select group of student-athletes on Tuesday when he became just the ninth player in school history to be selected as a First-Team member of the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA National Academic All-American team.
Goerold was one of only two pitchers in the nation at the Division III level to be chosen as a First-Team member of the National Academic All-American squad, along with a pitcher from Minnesota-St. Thomas. With a flawless grade-point average of 4.00 in Financial Information Analysis, Goerold went 5-3 with a 2.59 earned run average. He ranked sixth in the conference in ERA and led the league in complete games (7) and batters struck out looking (22). He also ranked second in shutouts (2) and eighth in innings pitched (62.2). Nationally he ranks in the top 60 in ERA and in walks per nine innings (1.78/9).
For his career, Goerold is steadily climbing the all-time leaderboards, ranking fifth all-time in ERA (337), eighth in wins (11), ninth in complete games (9), and ninth in innings pitched (155). He became the first athlete to be named National Academic All-American on the first team since 2002, when both Tim Barcomb (Baseball) and David Evans (Hockey) achieved the honor.