|College Scene: Hammer named academic All-American (06-26-13)|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 26 June 2013 09:15|
(Editor's Note: The College Scene updates the activities of athletes from Wood County high schools and county residents who are playing sports at the college level. It is published once a month and includes sports currently in season as well as any recent college signings, and honors or awards.
Ben Hammer, from Elmwood High School, was a fifth-year senior on the University of Toledo baseball team this spring.
Hammer was named to the second-team of the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I baseball team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Hammer had a 3.90 grade-point average in exercise science.
A three-time Academic All-District selection he also received the 2013 Mid-American Conference President's Award, given annually to UT seniors who graduate with cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Hammer has also been a member of UT's Dean's List the last nine semesters, including perfect 4.0 GPA in eight grade periods.
On the field, he was a first-team all-conference selection this season, hitting .333 with 28 runs scored, 12 doubles, a squad-best four home runs and a team-high 48 RBI this spring.
Hammer finished his Toledo career eighth in school history in career hits (215), tied for eighth in doubles (39) and tied for ninth in RBI (126).
Siri Mason, from Perrysburg High School, was a sophomore attacker on the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse team.
Seton Hill played only four matches in the spring. The remainder of the season was cancelled after a bus accident took the life of head coach Kristie Quifley, her unborn son, and the bus driver.
Drew Plummer, from Lake High School, will continue her college soccer career at Tiffin University.
Plummer played one season at Baldwin-Wallace University and played last season at Owens Community College.
Plummer had five goals and seven assists for Owens last fall and was a second-team all-region selection.
She will have two years of eligibility remaining.
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