Published On: Thu, Jun 8th, 2023

Schanuel Named Fourth Academic All-American in FAU History

Florida Atlantic first baseman Nolan Schanuel has been named as a First Team Academic All-American, the College Sports Communicators (CSC) announced on Wednesday. He becomes the second FAU baseball player in program history to earn the prestigious honor, joining Chris Saxton in 2004. Schanuel is the fourth Academic All-American in school history and first since 2019.

Acknowledged as one of the most selective and prestigious awards in all of college athletics, the CSC Academic All-America® program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance on the field/court and in the classroom. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA, be an important starter/reserve, and have completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution.

Schanuel is one of 12 first team selections for Division I baseball. The AAA nod adds to an already lengthy list of accomplishments for the junior from Boynton Beach. His on-field resume (just in 2023) includes C-USA Player of the Year, First Team All-C-USA, four-time Preseason All-American, and C-USA Preseason Player of the Year. Schanuel led the nation in on base percentage, batting average, and walks in 2023. Collegiate Baseball Newspaper recently named Schanuel as a First Team All-American. Several projections for July’s MLB draft have him going in the first round which would make him the highest draft pick in program history.

In the classroom, Schanuel holds a 3.61 cumulative GPA while majoring in pre-business. When his baseball career is complete, he hopes to start his own business.

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