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BETHANY PLACES TWO ON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS
May 5 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College senior Eric Fudala (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) and sophomore Brad Kubis (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell) have been voted to the Capital One Academic All-District II Second Team in Baseball by the College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA).
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution and be nominated by their sports information director. All Division II, III and NAIA institutions in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia make up District II.
Fudala and Kubis are the first Bison baseball players to receive Academic All-District recognition since Brent Owens was also named Second Team in 2007. They also helped the PAC dominate the two All-District teams, which included a pair of league players on the First Team and seven more on the Second Team.
Fudala is a four-year starter at second base for the Bison and was a 2011 Collegiate Baseball Player to Watch. This season, he has nine games with two or more hits and is batting .269 in 29 games, including 27 starts. He is tied for the team-lead with 13 walks, has scored 16 runs and knocked in 11 while also stealing four bases.
Off the diamond, Fudala is a Business Administration major with a GPA above 3.7. He has made the President’s List for a perfect 4.0 GPA in two semesters and made the Dean’s List twice. Fudala won a Bethany College award for Outstanding Senior majoring in Economics/Business Administration and is President and a founding member of the Bethany Business Administration Club.
Fudala, who is also a member of Bethany’s McCann Family Student Investment Fund, will be attending the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business in the fall.
Eric is the son of Eric & Rita Fudala of Uniontown, Pa.
Kubis was one of only two sophomores to make either All-District team. In his first season at Bethany last spring, he was named 3rd Team All-American by D3Baseball.com after batting .450 and driving in 44 while tying for the lead in all of Division III with 12 saves.
This year, Kubis has started all 30 games, including contests at third base, first base and shortstop. He is third on the team with a .336 average, tied for second with six doubles and is alone in second with 21 RBIs while being tied with Fudala with 13 walks. The season began with a 10-game hitting streak and Kubis has 10 games with two or more hits. On the mound, the BC closer has five saves, which gives him 17 for his career to set a new Bethany record.
In the classroom, Kubis has a GPA above 3.5 as a Biology major and will soon be a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society.
Brad is the son of Bob & Terri Kubis of Aliquippa, Pa.