Valparaiso University baseball senior Christian Barczi (Naperville, Ill. / Naperville North) was recognized for his athletic and academic prowess on Thursday as CoSIDA revealed its academic all-district teams.
Barczi was named to the District 5 First Team, which is comprised of 12 student-athletes from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. During his four-year tenure with the Brown & Gold, Barczi appeared in 103 games and made 81 starts. He had seven hits including one double while driving in two runs and scoring twice during the shortened 2020 campaign.
A member of the 2017 Horizon League All-Freshman Team, Barczi became the second Valpo player to earn Academic All-District recognition in as many years after Blake Billinger did so in 2019. Nolan Lodden was named to the all-district team in 2016 before going on to earn Academic All-American honors.
To be eligible for Academic All-District and Academic All-American recognition, student-athletes must hold at least sophomore status, be in at least their second year at an institution and own a minimum GPA of 3.30.