May 7, 2010
BERKELEY -California's sophomore right-hander Dixon Anderson has been named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic District 8 Baseball Team, it was announced today (May 7) by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Anderson joins USC's Chris Mezger and Washington State's Matt Fanelli as baseball players from the Pac-10 to be named to the District 8 All-Academic squad.
In order to be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, a player must be a starter or significant reserve, have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and must have completed at least one full academic year at his institution. Voting is done by members of CoSIDA. The members of the first team now are placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
Anderson, from Piedmont, Calif., has a 3.60 GPA in society and environment and was first-team Pac-10 All-Academic last season as a redshirt freshman. He is currently 4-1 with a 4.03 ERA and a save, ranks second on the squad in innings pitched (60.1), and is third in ERA (4.03) and strikeouts (36).
Most recently Anderson pitch a career-high 8.0 innings with eight hits, three runs, one walk and two strikeouts in a 9-3 victory May 2 over Oregon State. He also picked up victories over USC, Cal State Bakersfield and Southern Utah (career-high eight strikeouts) this season; and earned a save March 19 at Cal Poly.
Considered a prospective high draft pick in this June's Major League Amateur Draft, Anderson was selected the second-best prospect out of the Northwoods League by Baseball America after a successful summer playing for Green Bay (Wisc.), going 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA and seven saves.