Sonnenfeld ’11 Joins National Academic All-America Squad

Julian Sonnenfeld '11 had 25 doubles during the 2009-10 baseball season, setting a Wesleyan school record.

Junior left-fielder Julian Sonnenfeld ’11 became the second Wesleyan athlete during the 2009-10 academic year to receive national recognition from the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) as a member of a CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine national academic All-America squad.

Sonnenfeld, who led the baseball team to a 22-14 record and its second straight appearance in the NESCAC tournament, was named a third-team academic All-American. He was a first-team all-NESCAC choice, a third-team all-New England selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as well as a first-team District I academic All-American. During the 2010 season, Sonnenfeld hit a team-best .418 while leading the nation in doubles per game with a 0.69 figure.

His 25 doubles during the season set a Wesleyan school record.  Sonnenfeld paced the NESCAC in on-base percentage (.543), total bases (105) and runs scored (53).

Sonnefeld joins men’s soccer player Jory Kahan ’10 who became Wesleyan’s first academic All-American this year. Kahan was part of the Cardinals’ NCAA tournament-qualifying squad that finished the regular season undefeated (10-0-4) and 12-2-5 overall. Kahan was a second-team national academic All-American. To be eligible for CoSIDA recognition, a player must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30.

The teams are chosen through both a regional and national selection process.