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Del Castillo Named Academic All-District

by David Villavicencio

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami’s Christian Del Castillo was recognized for his excellence on the field and in the classroom, earning a CoSIDA Academic All-District distinction, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Del Castillo was one of 12 student-athletes named to the NCAA Division I – District 4 team, which covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and South Carolina.

The Miami native was an offensive force in his debut season with Miami, earning a spot on the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I Southeast All-Region Second Team. The outfielder earned All-ACC second-team recognition after being Miami’s top hitter in 2021. Del Castillo, who transferred to Miami after graduating from Seton Hall, paced the Canes with 73 hits, a .439 on-base percentage and a .369 batting average.

Del Castillo’s 40 RBI and 11 doubles ranked second-most on the team. He led the Hurricanes with 23 multi-hit games and his 10 multi-RBI performances are second on the 2021 team. Del Castillo stole seven bases and posted a .934 OPS while starting all 54 games in 2021.

An outstanding student, Del Castillo earned his master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. He was twice named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the Book Buster Club while receiving two Graduate Awards of Academic Merit. The 2021 Miami baseball team MVP and rookie of the year was also named to the ACC Honor Roll and tapped into the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in late July.