Release courtesy of the Wayne State University Athletic Media Relations Department
DETROIT - Wayne State University senior second baseman Andrew Ciennik (Waterford, Mich./Mott) was selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division II First Team in a vote by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
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A biological sciences major with a 3.75 grade point average, Ciennik was a four-year starter for Wayne State and helped the Warriors reach the NCAA Midwest Regional each of the last three seasons.
Ciennik is the first Wayne State baseball student-athlete to receive CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades since Matt Essian was a First Team selection in 1995.
A two-time All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection in his career, Ciennik was WSU's second-leading hitter with a .350 average in 2012. He started all 55 games and totaled 62 hits, 32 runs scored, 26 RBI and 23 walks.
He ended his collegiate career as Wayne State's all-time leader in sacrifice bunts (28), sacrifice flies (16) and fielding assists (482). Ciennik also ranks second in career games played (204) and sixth in hits (199).