Kurt Lee Named Academic All-District

May 6, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Kurt Lee has been named to the Capitol One Academic All-District first team. The announcement came Friday. Lee will now be on the national ballot for Academic All-America honors.

The Hawkeye shortstop boasts a 3.73 cumulative GPA and is a political science major. Lee, who has played in all 42 games, is batting .259, and has amassed 37 hits, 22 runs, 15 RBI, nine stolen bases and 15 walks in his senior campaign. The nine thefts rank second on the team. The Redding, Calif., native also ranks first on the team with 92 defensive assists and fifth with nine multi-hit games. He had a season-long seven-game hit streak earlier in the season.

Last season, the junior college transfer tied a school record at the Big Ten Tournament going a perfect 5-for-5 with three runs scored, three RBI and a double in Iowa’s semifinals victory over Michigan.

Lee becomes Iowa’s first Academic All-District honoree since Kevin Hoef in 2008.

The Hawkeyes return to action this weekend, hosting Penn State in their final Big Ten home series of the season. The series begins tonight at 6:05 p.m. at Duane Banks Field. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for UI students and youths.