For the second consecutive year, senior infielder Caleb Stayton of the Ball State baseball team was named to the first team 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division l baseball team. The organization who selected the team is the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Out of the 33 members selected for this years team, Stayton is one of two previous first team Academic All-America selections, joined by Hartford senior infielder David MacKinnon. This years team includes 19 members, including Stayton, who carry at least a 3.90 GPA and nine student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA. Stayton is also the only player from the Mid-American Conference selected for the team.