Four Centennial Conference baseball players have been selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District teams. Swarthmore senior Cole Beeker, Washington College senior Ryan Zwier and the Johns Hopkins duo of junior Jonah Offman and senior Mike Eberle have earned spots on the Academic All-District teams.
The Academic All-District team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. To be considered for the team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or older starter or important reserve with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. The four honorees will now be placed on the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, which will be announced from June 8-11.
In the 2020 campaign, Swarthmore's Beeker hit .400 from the plate with nine doubles, one home run, eight walks, and 12 runs batted. The lefty started in all 138 games appeared in over his career and finishes with a .993 career fielding percentage and a lifetime .362 hitter. Beeker is the all-time leader in doubles (56), RBIs (154) and walks (82). In 2019, he tied the single season record for doubles (21) and walks (39) in a season by a Swarthmore player.
Washington College's Zwier concludes his career as one of the most successful all-around hitters in the history of the program. The catcher hit .328 in his career, joined the program's 100 hit club after producing more hits (131) than games played (114) in his career, had 31 doubles, 89 RBI, and blasted 17 home runs. Zwier also finished in the top 10 in the Centennial Conference in triples, home runs, and RBI as a junior in 2019. Zwier hit .371 that year and his efforts at the end of that season were rewarded when he was named to the All-Centennial Conference First Team, the D3Baseball.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team, the ABCA/Rawlings All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team, and was the team's Co-MVP.
In the classroom, the Newark, Delaware native is a double major in Computer Science and Math who carries an outstanding 3.58 GPA. Just last month, he was inducted into the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematical Honors Society. Zwier, who is also minoring in Chinese, was named to the Academic All-Centennial Team last year and is a two-time member of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll who has made the Dean's List each semester. Zwier is also a Peer Mentor, Crouse-Enokido Fellow, and a member of the College's Chinese Club. Zwier studied abroad during the 2018 fall semester at the prestigious Peking University in Beijing, where he also held an internship.
Eberle was a four-year starter for the Blue Jays, starting 137 games and appearing in 144 during his time at Johns Hopkins. The two-time captain hit .314 in the 12-game 2020 campaign, racking up 16 hits and driving in 10 runs. Eberle totaled 178 hits at Johns Hopkins, hitting .331 for his career. The North Hampton, NH product was a second team selection by the Centennial Conference in 2019 as a shortstop before transitioning to third base for 2020.
Eberle was also named to the Academic All-District team in football this past fall. Off the field, the Computer Science major has previously worked with Capital One and Bottomline Technologies, while also co-founding a company called Graff Golf. The two-sport athlete had a cumulative GPA of 3.56 and will be starting work at JMI Equity, a growth equity firm, in August.
Offman was a crucial cog to a young pitching staff in the shortened 2020 season. Offman appeared in four contests, making one start, tossing 15.2 innings while striking out 26 batters. The Ontario, Canada product pitched to a 1.72 ERA this season, holding opponents to a batting average of .182. For his career, Offman has struck out 48 batters in 40 innings, registering an ERA of 3.15.
Offman's exploits away from the field are equally impressive. The junior has compiled a 3.82 GPA and has spent time as an intern for both the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute and Spire Philanthropy. Offman is a Calculus tutor at the JHU Center for Student Success and is an avid member of the Sports Analytics Club and the AstroJays Rocketry Team.