May 13, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State designated hitter Cody Caughenbaugh was named a Second Team Academic All-District IV selection Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Caughenbaugh, a red-shirt sophomore from Newark, Ohio, is a mechanical engineering major and carries a 3.81 GPA in his third year of study. He was named the top freshman mechanical engineering student at Ohio State after his first year and the top sophomore mechanical engineering student after his second year. On the field, Caughenbaugh has appeared in 28 games this season with nine starts. The Licking Valley High School graduate is batting .235 (12-for-51) with four doubles, two home runs and has driven in 13 runs and scored another eight. He is the best pinch hitter on the team with five hits in 15 pinch-hit at bats.

The Academic All-District IV Team is made up of student-athletes from Division I schools in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. To be nominated, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher. Team members are selected by a vote of CoSIDA members within the district. The academic all-district team is part of the Academic All-America program.