Barczi Named CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Barczi Named CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American

Valparaiso University baseball senior Christian Barczi (Naperville, Ill. / Naperville North) received a high honor for his academic success on Thursday as he was named a Third Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA.

Barczi became just the second Valpo player to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American, joining outfielder Nolan Lodden, who received First Team accolades in 2016.

Barczi received consideration for All-America status based on earning the designated hitter spot on the Academic All-District 5 First Team, which was comprised of 12 student-athletes from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

The right-handed hitting senior finished with a 3.59 cumulative grade point average in communication. He was one of 33 baseball players nationwide to receive Academic All-America honors.

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. He joined men’s soccer fifth-year senior Dylan Waugaman as Valpo student-athletes to receive CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition in 2019-2020, with senior Katherine Germann also up for consideration for women’s cross country/track & field All-America honors, which will be announced on June 25.


Pos.    Name                               School                                                              GPA              Yr.       Major

P       Garrett Acton             University of Illinois                              3.98           Sr.      Finance

P       Emerson Hancock         University of Georgia                           3.42           Jr.      Sports Management

C       Chase Sebby              Ball State University                             4.00/4.00   Gr.     Statistics

IF       Anthony Giachin (2)     United States Military Academy             3.97           Jr.      Mechanical Engineering

IF       Grant Mathews           Tulane University                                 4.00           Sr.      Homeland Security Studies

IF       Tristan Peterson           New Mexico State University                 4.00           Sr.      Engineering

IF       Alec Trela (3)              University of Memphis                           3.97           Sr.      Biomedical Engineering

OF     Alec Burleson (3)         East Carolina University                        3.93           Jr.      Business Management

OF     Michael Guldberg (1)   Georgia Tech (1)                                 3.90           Jr.      Industrial Engineering

OF     Nick Howie (1) (4)       Eastern Kentucky University                   4.00           Sr.      Finance

DH     Freddy Sabido            Wagner College                                 3.74/3.88   Gr.     Business Administration / Marketing


Pos.    Name                               School                                                              GPA              Yr.       Major

P       Bryce Jarvis                Duke University                                   3.34           Jr.      Mechanical Engineering

P       Jared Leins                 U.S. Naval Academy                            3.83           Jr.      Mechanical Engineering

C       Michael Rothenberg     Duke University                                   3.72           Jr.      Political Science

IF       Steven Curry              Georgia Southern University                  3.77           Sr.      Finance

IF       Nick Gonzales             New Mexico State University                 3.33           Jr.      Individualized Studies

IF       Luke Waddell             Georgia Tech                                     3.86           Jr.      Business Administration

IF       Rankin Woley             Auburn University                                3.94           Sr.      Business Administration

OF     Jacob Hurtubise           United States Military Academy             3.70           Sr.      Operations Research

OF     Heston Kjerstad           University of Arkansas                           3.58           Jr.      Recreation & Sport Management

OF     Brandon Raquet          William & Mary                                  3.90           Sr.      Neuroscience

DH     Ryan Ober                 Oregon State University                       3.66           Jr.      Finance


Pos.    Name                               School                                                              GPA              Yr.       Major

P       Jacob Key                  University of Illinois at Chicago               3.84           Sr.      Mechanical Engineering

P       Kyle Swanson             Northwestern State University                4.00/4.00   Gr.     Biology (U) / Health & Human Performance (G)

C       Braxton Fulford           Texas Tech University                           3.90           Jr.      Finance

IF       Chris Adams                University of Pennsylvania                     3.72           Sr.      Finance / Legal Studies & Business Ethics

IF       Michael Coritz            U.S. Naval Academy                            3.46           Sr.      Quantitative Economics

IF       Thomas Joyce             Merrimack College                              3.89           Sr.      Economics

IF       Luke Shadid                Bradley University                               3.66/3.57   Gr.     Finance

OF     Joe Lomuscio (2)          Brown University                                  4.00           Jr.      Economics

OF     Andrew MacNeil         Stetson University                                4.00           Sr.      Molecular Biology

OF     Jake Suddleson           Harvard University                              3.46           Sr.      History

DH     Christian Barczi           Valparaiso University                           3.59           Sr.      Communication

Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: Nick Howie, Eastern Kentucky University

  • = 2019 1st team Academic All-America®
  • = 2019 2nd team Academic All-America®
  • = 2019 3rd team Academic All-America®
  • = 2018 3rd team Academic All-America®