Bumstead, Glaude, Roehler earn high marks for high marks

Vauxhall  Academy Jets grad Nolan Bumstead (Calgary, Alta.) was one of three Canadians to earn College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honours.

Vauxhall  Academy Jets grad Nolan Bumstead (Calgary, Alta.) was one of three Canadians to earn College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honours.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Cal-State Northridge Matadors junior third baseman Nolan Bumstead has been named to the 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 8 Team on Thursday for his outstanding work both on the field and in the classroom. 

“Earning the award just speaks to the side of CSUN that develops you as an academic student as well as an athlete,” said Bumstead. “I think the staff here does a really good job and I’m fortunate to have some really good professors and classmates that help me through the season when I miss classes. The people around me are important to my success.”

To be eligible for a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 grade point average and be significant contributors to their team’s success on the baseball field. The honorees selected for the All-District Team advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot where first, second and third team honorees will be selected later this month. 

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Bumstead has posted a stellar 3.86 GPA over his three years with CSUN. An electrical engineering major, Bumstead also earned Big West Conference All-Academic Team honors last year in his first year of eligibility. On the field, Bumstead has hit .273 this season with four home runs, six doubles, 20 RBI and 21 runs scored while starting all 45 games.

Earlier this season, Bumstead produced one of the most thrilling Matador moments this season as he hit a walk-off three-run home run to defeat UC Santa Barbara, 10-8, on April 9. The blast was the Matadors’ first walk-off home run in seven years and it secured CSUN’s first series win over the Gauchos since 2011. 

A consistent force in the middle of the lineup, Bumstead has driven in 63 runs in his Matador career to go along with seven home runs, 17 doubles, 51 runs scored and a .266 batting average in 141 contests. One of the most hard-nosed players on the team, Bumstead has been hit by a pitch 32 times in his career including 16 times this season. 

“I learned as a freshman that time management is something that’s preached in the baseball program and I think I’ve got a pretty good handle on the time needed in the classroom and the time needed on the field in order to excel in both,” added Bumstead. “This semester more than most, I’m starting to find the perfect balance between the two.”

Along with Bumstead, 10 other student-athletes were named to the All-District 8 Team. Bumstead was one of three California student-athletes named to the team and the lone representative from the Big West Conference. 

NCAA DIVISION I (AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV, OR, UT, WA)
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major

IF Nolan Bumstead CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE Jr. Calgary, Alberta 3.86 Electrical engineering    

NCAA DIVISION II (Great American, Mid-America, Northern Sun)
FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
IF David Glaude MISSOURI WESTERN STATE Sr. Quebec City, Quebec 3.37 Construction engineering

NCAA DIVISION III (MI, MN, WI)
FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
IF Jonathan Roehler EDGEWOOD Sr. Windsor, Ontario 3.73 Criminal justice