Brownstein and Hesketh Named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/07/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

May 7, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- University of New Mexico baseball student-athletes Mike Brownstein and John Hesketh were named to the 2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VI Second Team today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Student-athletes must carry a 3.30 cumulative grade point average, be a starter or key reserve and be at least a sophomore athletically and academically. UNM is 32-16 overall and 12-8 in Mountain West Conference action.

Browstein is a senior psychology major from Tucson, Ariz., with a 3.36 grade point average. He has started 107 consecutive games for the Lobos at second base and ranks in the top-50 in the nation in eight offensive statistical categories. Brownstein currently leads the nation in triples with 11 and is second in hits with 85. He was named to the 2008 all-MWC second team and 2008 MWC all-tournament team. He is one of two Lobos to start every UNM game for the second year in a row. He was named MWC Player of the Week on March 16 for his four-game performance against New Mexico State and Air Force.

Hesketh is a senior economics major from, Langley, British Columbia and is carrying a 3.45 grade point average. In two seasons with UNM, Hesketh has moved from mid-week starter/weekend reliever in 2008 to ace of the Lobo pitching staff. Hesketh leads the MWC in starts with 12 and is second in strikeouts with 62. He also is among the league leaders with 5 wins and a 3.31 ERA.

The Lobos will finish out the regular season with a seven-game road swing to Stanford, St. Mary's and Air Force before heading back to Fort Worth, Texas, for the 2009 Conoco Mountain West Conference Tournament, May 19-23.