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Carter Amundsen

Amundsen becomes Academic All-American 166

Augustana junior outfielder Carter Amundsen is the 166th student-athlete in Augustana history to win Academic All-America honors.

The hard-hitting right fielder has been named to the second team of the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America team.

The Vikings have long been a leader in producing Academic All-Americans. Augustana now ranks seventh in the nation with 166 winners all-time.

That number is third among NCAA Division III institutions and is tops in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin and the state of Illinois. Amundsen is the first Augustana baseball player to win the honor since Ben Heaton in 2013.

The leading hitter on a Viking team that finished the year 30-14 overall and 14-10 in the CCIW, Amundsen pulled in all sorts of honors this year. He was first-team all-conference and was also named to the first team all-Midwest Region team by and second team by the American Baseball Coaches Association. He helped his team to second place finishes in the regular season and the tournament of the CCIW.

Batting from the leadoff position, Amundsen hit .374 with 68 hits in 182 at bats while collecting 13 doubles. He scored 45 runs, had 32 runs-batted-in and drew 23 base-on-balls. He also stole a team-leading 15 bases and had a slugging percentage of .445 and an on-base percentage of .468.

He ranked fourth in the CCIW in batting at .408 (league games only) and led the conference in walks (18) and plate appearance (124), was second in on-base percentage (.512) and tied for fifth in runs scored (28).  He ended the season on a 16 game hitting streak and he collected a base hit in 38 of the 44 games he played this year.

Amundsen is an accounting and business finance major with a grade point average of 3.97. He is the treasurer of the Augustana Business Club and has served as an intern for Priority Sign of Sheboygan, Wis., and the Lakeshore Chinooks Baseball and Kapco Metal Stamping of Grafton, Wis. He is the son of Carl and Mary Amundsen of Sheboygan.

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