Awards continue to roll in for the Colorado Mesa baseball team, which finished as the NCAA Division II national runner-up earlier this month.
Chris Hanks was selected the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's national and South Central Region coach of the year after leading the Mavericks to a 53-12 record, the most wins in program history.
On Wednesday, sophomore Chase Hamilton received the American Baseball Coaches Association's Rawlings Gold Glove award as the best-fielding second baseman in the nation. Hamilton also won the RMAC's gold glove at second base, although he finished the season playing shortstop.
He had a .983 fielding percentage, making only four errors in 238 total chances, all at shortstop, and was involved in 27 double plays.
Senior relief pitcher Will Dixon was selected to the NCBWA's All-America first team, with sophomore first baseman Jordan Stubbings on the honorable mention team. Both made the NCBWA's All-South Central first team, along with pitcher Garrett Hutson.
Four other CMU athletes received Academic All-America honors Thursday from the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Sophomore swimmer Sierra Forbord, senior lacrosse player Olivia Hayden and junior tennis player Kristen Kirby received first-team honors, with junior diver Brittany Dixon on the second team. CMU was the only school in the nation to have multiple athletes receive first-team honors from the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo, bowling, crew and field hockey.
Hayden, Forbord and Kirby all have 4.0 grade-point averages, Hayden in biology, Forbord in pre-nursing and Kirby in exercise science. Dixon has a 3.80 GPA in political science.