TOWSON, Md. – Bryant Walker was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America NCAA Division II list per the award's release on May 31. He earned Second Team honors after sporting a perfect 4.0 grade point average while helping the Tornado to its first Conference Carolinas Tournament appearance this season.
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Walker, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., was one of two Conference Carolinas baseball players named to the prestigious list that is voted upon by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He graduated from King College in May with a flawless 4.0 grade point average while majoring in physics.
On the field, Walker was a leader both in his attitude and his play. He was among the team leaders in multiple categories after a senior season that he batted .355 with four home runs, and a team-best 33 RBI. He was second on the team with 11 doubles and 33 runs scored while posting a .978 fielding percentage and three assists from the outfield this season. He was an integral part of a Tornado team that finished 30-20 overall and earned the sixth seed in their first Conference Carolinas Tournament in its first year of competition in the league.
Walker joins fellow Conference Carolinas player from Mount Olive University, Antonio Callaway, as the only two members on the list from the league. Walker was one of only four players named to the list with a 4.00 GPA
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.