May 28, 2008
Providence, RI - Senior Brown baseball players Conor Reardon (Branford, CT) and J.J. Eno (Kahului, HI) have been selected to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America baseball teams by the members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). Reardon was named to the University Division Second Team at designated hitter, while Eno, a Second Team selection last season as a DH, was named to the Third Team as an infielder. Brown was one of just three schools, along with St. John's and Kentucky, with two players selected in the University Division.
A history concentrator with a 3.94 GPA entering his final semester, Reardon led the Bears with a .396 average, good for fifth in the Ivy League, was second on the team with a .443 on-base percentage, .478 slugging percentage, 62 hits (5th in the League), and 10 doubles, and third with 75 total bases. He has also been named a First Team All-Ivy and All-New England honoree this spring, and currently ranks as the fourth-hardest batter to strike out in all of Division I, going down just once every 26.2 at-bats. Reardon finished the season on a team-high 18-game hitting streak, and tied for the team lead with 20 multi-hit games His success this season was even more incredible considering an off-field injury caused him to miss the past two seasons.
Eno joins John Plansky '87 as Brown baseball's only two-time Academic All-Americans. A neuroscience concentrator with a 3.75 GPA entering the spring, Eno will attend Brown's Alpert Medical School beginning this fall as part of the Program in Liberal Medical Education, which accepts fewer than 100 undergraduate applicants each year into its eight-year program. The former walk-on played in 43 of Brown's 44 games this year, starting 37, and leading the team in slugging at .483. He finished the year with a .290 batting average (42-for-145), including 10 doubles, three triples, and four homeruns, scoring 26 runs. He was also third on the team with 33 RBI. Eno moved to first base this season to allow the Bears to play their best offensive lineup, starting 27 games there as well as nine in left field and one in right. He has also seen time at second base and designated hitter for the Bears in his career.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.