Junior outfielder Connor Harding (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) of The University of Scranton baseball team earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America honors for the second straight year as announced by the organization on Thursday. Harding was named to the All-America Division III Second Team.
Harding is one of six baseball players in program history and one of 38 student-athletes in any sport at Scranton to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades. A year ago, he became the first baseball player to receive the honor since Chris Stallone and David Giglio in 2011.
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The Vestal, N.Y., native holds an impressive 3.97 GPA as a Business Administration major.
Harding has played in 84 games over his first two plus seasons with the Royals and has hit .418 with four home runs, 66 RBI, 16 doubles, 11 triples, 32 stolen bases and 77 runs scored. The outfielder set single-season program records in hits (70) and triples (nine) as a sophomore in 2019 and was named Landmark Conference Player of the Year as well as earning D3baseball.com All-American honors.
The junior was hitting .500 (14-28) with four RBI, three doubles and three runs scored in Scranton's first seven games this season before the campaign was cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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