Ryan McIssac, Nick Schooley, Donald Zellman Named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Baseball Team
GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan seniors Ryan McIssac, Nick Schooley and Donald Zellman have been named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Baseball Team, selected by CoSIDA, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
These Profs now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot with first-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in late July.
McIsaac (Millville, NJ), a health promotion/wellness management major in his second year at Rowan, has also been recognized with 2021 NJAC All-Academic Honorable Mention and as a Rowan Scholar-Athlete.
He hit a team-best .409 for the Profs, who participated in the NCAA Division III World Series after winning the NCAA Regional and NJAC championships. McIsaac, the designated hitter, also recorded team-highs of 61 hits,16 doubles and 96 total bases, while hitting five home runs and setting the Rowan record for a consecutive game hitting streak (30). He was a First Team selection to both the ABCA All-Region and All-NJAC Teams, while being named to the NCAA Marietta Regional All-Tournament Team and earning All-America honors from D3Baseball.com.
For Schooley (Marlton, NJ), a senior electrical and computer engineering major, this marks his third selection to the Academic All-District Team. He was named to the 2021 NJAC All-Academic First Team and has received Rowan Scholar-Athlete honors every year, including earning the school’s Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2020 for having the highest GPA among male student-athletes. Schooley, who was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society in 2020, was the runner-up for the NCAA’s Elite 90 award at the 2021 World Series.
The Profs’ starting shortstop batted .336 and scored 20 runs while recording career-highs of 12 doubles and 29 RBI. Schooley, who had at least one base hit in all but nine games this year, was named to the NJAC All-Conference Team for the second time in his career as he earned First Team honors this season.
Zellman (Lacey Township, NJ), a computer science major, was named to the 2021 NJAC All-Academic Second Team and has been recognized as a Rowan Scholar-Athlete. The senior was also inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society this year.
The righthander helped Rowan go 29-6, and 17-1 in the NJAC, as he went 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA, the lowest among the starters. Zellman, who posted 47 strikeouts in his second season with the Profs, was chosen to the ABCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team and to the All-NJAC Second Team.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes softball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.