Jul 03, 2024

Brett Sears named Academic All-American

Posted Jul 03, 2024 1:11 PM

Story by NU Athletic Communications

Senior Brett Sears was named a second-team Academic All-American by College Sports Communicators on Tuesday.

Sears is the first Husker baseball player to be an Academic All-American since 2016 and is the first Husker to be an All-American and Academic All-American in the same season since Aaron Marsden in 2003.

The Westphalia, Iowa, native becomes the 19th player in program history to be named an Academic All-American, increasing Nebraska’s total to 22 all-time Academic All-Americans.

In the classroom, Sears carried a 3.65 cumulative grade-point average while earning a degree in child, youth and family studies in May.

A unanimous second-team All-American and semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and National Pitcher of the Year, Sears picked up first-team all-region recognition and was tabbed the District 6 Player of the Year last month.

The Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten honoree posted a 9-1 record with a 2.16 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 104 innings this season.

Sears had a breakout 2024 campaign, ranking among the national leaders throughout the season. The senior finished the year ranked fourth with a 0.88 WHIP, fifth in ERA (2.16), 19th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.32), 20th in hits allowed/9 inn. (6.23) and 24th in walks allowed/9 inn. (1.64).