WORCESTER – WPI senior Ryan Tropeano (Pembroke, MA) has repeated as a Google Cloud Baseball Academic All-District honoree as voted on by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The outfielder now moves on to the ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
In addition to a perfect fielding percentage in 36 chances in conference play, Tropeano is currently second in hits (57) and third in runs (42) among NEWMAC student-athletes on the season. A career .387 hitter, Tropeano also batted .341 with 11 extra-base hits, 21 stolen bases and 22 RBI in 2019.
Off the field, the management engineering major served as one of the WPI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee chairs and represented the Engineers at the conference level. He is also part of Big Brother Big Sisters and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. His IQP studied using AI and automation to improve processes at the Marine Safety Center in Washington, D.C.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution, must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable) and he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
CoSIDA Release (PDF)