Baseball by Tyler Geivett

Cobb Earns Academic All-America Selection

Owen Cobb has been named an Academic All-American for the second consecutive year

STANFORD, Calif. – Graduate student Owen Cobb has been named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-America second team, it was announced on Tuesday.

Including Cobb, five members of this year’s Academic All-America® Division I baseball team are earning a recognition for the second time. Jesse Barker (University of Central Arkansas) is the only player on this year’s first team to also be a first team honoree in 2023. Cobb repeats as a second team selection, previously earning the honor in 2023. Ryan Campos (Arizona State), Slade Wilks (Southern Mississippi), and Travis Bazzana (Oregon State) are on the first team this year after earning third team honors in 2023.

The 33-man team has a 3.78 average cumulative GPA with the first team checking in at 3.73. Three of the six student-athletes with perfect 4.0 cumulative GPAs this year are first team honorees.

With Cobb’s selection, Stanford has now had at least one Academic All-American in each of the last four seasons. With three in 2021, two in 2022 and three more in 2023, the Cardinal has earned nine selections over the four-year stretch.

Cobb, who studied management science and engineering as both an undergraduate and graduate student on The Farm, earned Pac-12 All-Conference and All-Defensive Team nods in 2024. The native of Seattle, Wash. started all 55 games while batting .320 with 37 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 33 RBIs. He compiled a team-best 23 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI contests, and hit .378 with 20 runs scored, 13 doubles, three homers and 18 RBIs in Pac-12 play.

One of the highest academic honors bestowed upon a student-athlete, Cobb was named the recipient of the 2021 Elite 90 Award. The award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 championships.

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