Lamar baseball senior starting pitcher Chase Angelle was a selection on the Capital One Academic All-District VII team, recognized as one of the nation’s top student-athletes for his combined performance athletically and in the classroom, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.

The Academic All-District teams include student-athletes that are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. Angelle advances to All-America ballot, were first-, second- and third-team honorees will be selected later this month.

He was one of only two pitchers from Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming to make the team, and one of three from the Southland Conference- joining Nicholls’ Stuart Holmes and Stephen F. Austin’s Dan O’Neill.  He holds a 3.80 grade point average in accounting.

Angelle has been Lamar’s best pitcher this season with a 2.15 earned run average and team-leading five wins.  He took over as the series opening
pitcher three weeks into the conference season, and has been dominant since.

The Orange native has worked 83.2 innings with five complete games and two shutouts to his name. His best game was against in Incarnate Word in a
nine-inning, four-hit shutout.

For his career, the senior is close notching his name Lamar’s best career ERA list.  He holds a 2.97 career average, and is just short of William
Delage’s eighth place mark of 2.89.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point
average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale and have reached athletic and academic standings at their current institution.

Angelle leads the Cardinals against SFA on Friday at 6:00 at Vincent-Beck Stadium. He, along with 11 other seniors, will be honored on
Saturday as a part of Senior Day festivities.