AUSTIN, Texas — Keuka College senior baseball player Dakota Skinner has been selected a 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He becomes the first Keuka College student-athlete to repeat the honor, being named to the third team for the second consecutive season.

Skinner had a strong end to his Wolves career. He collected 47 hits in his senior season, ranking second on the team, leading him to an All-North Eastern Athletic Conference selection. He closed his career with 126 career hits, tying for fourth most in school history. Skinner also had the third best batting average in school history with a .382 career average.

He also excelled in the classroom and graduated from Keuka with a 3.92 grade-point average, and with a degree in management and a concentration in sports management. Skinner was recognized with the Nancy Wightman Leadership Award at the school’s athletics awards ceremony. He was honored for his leadership abilities and work in the classroom. He made the Dean’s List every semester at Keuka College and was a NEAC Scholar-Athlete all four years. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, Sigma Beta Delta and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee on campus. He also served as the NEAC representative at the 2018 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis.

Skinner was one of 10 players across Division III baseball to repeat as an Academic All-American. He earned the honor as an outfielder last season and infielder this season.

DeBolt to receive

prestigious award

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Hobart and William Smith Colleges Director of Athletic Communications Ken DeBolt will be presented with the 2018 Irving T. Marsh Award at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association Workshop on Thursday.

The Marsh award is given annually to a University Division (Division I or II) ECAC-SIDA member who, in the opinion of the membership and Executive Board, has exhibited excellence in the field of sports information. First presented in 1966, the awards are named after Irving T. Marsh, the ECAC Service Bureau founder and director until his retirement in 1973.

A native of Geneva, DeBolt has served as the director of athletic communications for Hobart and William Smith Colleges for 19 years. He oversees the promotion of 23 of the Heron and Statesmen intercollegiate teams. His office maintains the official athletics website, social media accounts, recruiting brochures and acts as a liaison between athletic departments and local, regional and national media. He maintains game, season and career statistics and serves as an athletics historian.

DeBolt is also actively involved in the Geneva community. He has been a volunteer in the Geneva Fire Department for 25 years. He has served the C.J. Folger Hook & Ladder Company as a lieutenant and as a captain and has been a member of the company’s board of directors. DeBolt has earned the company’s Firefighter of the Year Award six times. He also has been a member of the Sons of the American Legion for more than 30 years.

In 2015, DeBolt was presented with CoSIDA’s Bob Kenworthy Community Service Award and a year later he received ECAC-SIDA’s Bob Kenworthy Award.

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