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Julian Sanders helped CMS set a program record for wins (32)
Julian Sanders helped CMS set a program record for wins (32)

Julian Sanders Earns Academic All-America Honors for Second Straight Year

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Julian Sanders of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team earned second-team Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Communicators (CSC), the organization announced today.

The Academic All-America program recognizes student-athletes who combine athletic success with high academic achievement. Sanders earns Academic All-America distinction for the second time in his career, after earning a spot on the third team a year ago. 

Sanders finished the 2024 season with a program-record 78 hits, breaking the old mark by five. He batted .386 with nine homers and 52 RBI, finishing his three-year career with 154 RBI, just 18 shy of the program record despite missing his freshman season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He helped CMS to its first NCAA Tournament bid since 1996, and had hits in all four games of the NCAA Regionals, including a 2-for-4 effort in the regional finals against East Texas Baptist. He also homered in a 10-9 win over Cal Lutheran in a SCIAC elimination game. 

A year ago, Sanders set the program record for home runs in a season with 14 (passed this year by teammate Andrew Mazzone) and was named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year, while earning third-team All-America honors from He earned a spot on the Team of the Week this year after hitting four homers in a weekend series with Occidental, and was a three-time SCIAC Hitter of the Week last season. 

Academically, Sanders graduated from Claremont McKenna with over a 3.8 GPA as a dual major in mathematics and computer science, and has been a member of the SCIAC All-Academic Team. He has also played internationally for the Great Britain national team.