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Alford voted Second Team Capitol One Academic All-America

Posted on 01 June 2015 by Allen


Cumberland senior Tyler Alford was voted Second Team Capitol One Academic All-America ®, as announced Monday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Alford batted .331 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 24 RBIs during his senior campaign. The Knoxville, Tenn., native also drew 20 walks and was hit seven times while starting 50 games, 45 of those at catcher. He led the Bulldogs with 20 multi-hit outings and added seven multi-RBI games this season as well.

Alford played in 196 career games at CU, posting 25 doubles with eight homers and 67 RBIs along with a .252 batting average. He saw action in at least 43 contests in each of his four seasons at Cumberland.

The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division soccer teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. For more information on the program please go to

About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation ( is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $206.9 billion in deposits and $289.9 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2013. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index.

2014-15 Capitol One College Division Academic All-American
P – Josh DeGraaf, Taylor Univ.
P – Russell Harmening, Westmont College
C – Connor Lynch, Oklahoma City Univ.
IF – Garrett Heath, Friends Univ.
IF – Efrain Montero, Mt. Vernon Nazarene
IF – Ashly Morris, USC Beaufort
IF – Riley Swanson, Mt. Vernon Nazarene
OF – Tayler Hardy, Univ. of Mobile
OF – Steven Karkenny, The Master’s College
OF – Cody Stewart, William Woods Univ.
DH – Nathan Forseth, Dordt College

P – Stetson Nelson, Embry-Riddle
P – Alex Webb, Univ. of British Columbia
C – Tyler Alford, Cumberland Univ.
IF – Thomas Cunningham, Kansas Wesleyan
IF – Andrew Redman, Clarke Univ.
IF – Jake West, Taylor Univ.
IF – Ryan Wright, Oklahoma City
OF – Chris Anderi. Brock Univ.
OF – Trent Calmer, Concordia [OR] Univ.
OF – Liam Goodall, Embry-Riddle
DH – Zach Dillman, Union College

Academic All-America® of the Year: Josh DeGraaf, Taylor

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