Wallace named to CoSIDA Academic All-America team
By: Michael MacEachern
Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Communications
Young Harris College's Rome Wallace has been named to the Division II Academic All-America® Baseball third team as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
Wallace is the 28th Young Harris student-athlete named to the prestigious Academic All-
America® team since 2011 and the seventh baseball player to earn the honor. David Atwood was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® team in 2012, 2013 and 2014, while Adam Moore was selected in 2014. Tyler Washington and Matt Rogers were each selected in 2019.
The CoSIDA Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2021-22 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.
Wallace is a junior outfielder from Beaufort, South Carolina.
Wallace has a 3.87 cumulative grade-point average as a biology major.
Wallace was named to the All-Peach Belt Conference second team in 2022.
In 58 starts, Wallace hit .327 (67-of-205) with 44 runs scored, eight doubles, 13 home runs, 23 walks and 57 RBI.
Wallace has a .556 slugging percentage, a .429 on-base percentage and a .992 fielding percentage.
Wallace has had 22 multi-hit games this year and added 16 multi-RBI games.
Wallace is sixth in the PBC in RBI and seventh in home runs .
Wallace is 26th in NCAA Division II in hit by pitches (18) and 31st in sacrifice flies (6).