Mitchell Daly, Emilien Pitre Earn Academic All-America Honors

Mitchell Daly, Emilien Pitre Earn Academic All-America Honors

Kentucky baseball players Mitchell Daly and Emilien Pitre have been received Division I Academic All-America honors, the College Sports Communicators announced Tuesday. Daly was voted to the Second Team and Pitre the Third Team. This is the fourth consecutive season UK has had a representative on the prestigious list.

They represent the eighth and ninth Kentucky players to receive Academic All-America distinction in school history, now six during Coach Nick Mingione’s eight-season tenure. Criteria included at least a 3.50 grade point average and significant playing time.

Daly, a graduate transfer from Madison, Alabama has earned a 3.90 in Communication. He transferred to UK from Texas after the 2023 season and recently was named to both the Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team and Southeastern Conference All-Defensive Team. He crushed a game-winning, walk-off home run in the Wildcats’ first College World Series game.

Pitre, a junior from Quebec, Canada has shined in the classroom and on the field despite English being his second language. He owns a 3.56 GPA in Management and now is a two-time Academic All-District honoree. He earned Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team last week and is a two-time member of the SEC’s All-Defensive Team. He also has been named to multiple All-America teams for 2024.


Previous Kentucky honorees include:

2006 and 2008 – Collin Cowgill

2014 – Austin Cousino

2016 – Dustin Beggs

2019 – Marshall Gei

2021 – T.J. Collett

2022 – Daniel Harris IV (3rd Team)

2023 – Jackson Gray (2nd Team)

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