University of Southern Indiana senior infielder Kobe Stephens (Dale, Indiana) was named Academic All-District IV by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The award is the first for Stephens.
To be eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-District, the student athlete must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale). They must have reached a sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution.
Stephens, a sport management major and earned Academic All-GLVC honors, batted a career-best .358 in 42 games and 39 starts at shortstop and second base. He also posted a career-high 36 runs scored, 27 RBIs, and seven doubles.
The senior also recorded a career-high four hits against Lindenwood University and Quincy University, while driving in a career-best four RBIs at McKendree University. He had a team-best .500 batting average and five RBIs in the GLVC Tournament.
Stephens finished his career as a .283 hitter with 69 runs scored, and 56 RBIs in two seasons.