Aztec Trio Named to CSC Academic All-District Team


SAN DIEGO – San Diego State baseball student-athletes Dylan Hawkes, Brady Lavoie and Aidan Russell were named to the CSC Academic All-District Team for their performance in the classroom, as announced Tuesday by College Sports Communicators, formerly known as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

To be eligible for nomination to the 2024 CSC Academic All-District Division I Baseball Team, candidates must have at least a sophomore standing and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher, playing at least 90 percent of the team's competitions or starting at least 66 percent of the time. Additionally, pitchers must appear in at least 17 games or complete at least 25 innings.

A junior college transfer from Utah State Eastern, Hawkes made 20 appearances in his first year for the Scarlet and Black, posting a 1-0 record with 16 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings of relief.

Hawkes did not allow an earned run in 10 of his final 12 games pitched this past season, collecting his first victory at the Division I level in the Aztecs' 18-8 romp at UC San Diego on April 10. Against the Tritons, the SDSU left-hander pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

An interdisciplinary studies major who hails from Syracuse, Utah, Hawkes has accumulated a 3.60 GPA at San Diego State.

In addition, Lavoie started 37 of 40 games at first base for the Aztecs during the 2024 campaign, hitting .264 with six homers, 26 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

A local product who prepped at La Costa Canyon High School, Lavoie led the team with a .486 slugging percentage and shared the second spot in home runs while ranking fifth in RBIs.

Lavoie came off the bench to smack a pair of home runs in the Aztecs' aforementioned rout of UCSD before setting a career high with five RBIs three nights later in a 7-5 home victory over UNLV on April 13.  The SDSU senior tied for third on the squad with multiple RBIs in seven games and collected two or more hits on 11 occasions, which ranked sixth.

Lavoie received his undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies last month with an aggregate 3.60 GPA at SDSU.

Meanwhile, Russell pitched in 20 games for the Scarlet and Black this past season, posting a 1-2 record with a 6.75 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings.

A native of Vacaville, California, Russell earned his first career save in the Aztecs' 7-1 victory over Portland on Feb. 17 after recording six strikeouts in four innings of relief. The Aztec sophomore matched those collegiate-best totals in his first career start at CSUN on April 30 but did not factor in the decision.

Last month, Russell was credited with his first collegiate victory in the Aztecs' 8-4 triumph at home vs. Air Force on May 12 despite giving up one run on one hit and a walk in 1 1/3 innings of work.

A 2023 Mountain West scholar-athlete who is majoring in kinesiology, Russell has compiled a 3.67 GPA thus far at San Diego State.

The CSC Academic All-America program separately recognizes baseball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

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