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Another Honor for Dakota State’s Mason Macaluso

Dakota State’s Mason Macaluso received another award from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) yesterday morning after being selected to the CoSIDA Baseball Academic All-America Second Team outfielder.

Seven of the 24 members of the Academic All-America team (both first and second) had a perfect 4.0 GPA in their undergraduate work or graduate school, with Macaluso being one of them.

Macaluso was named to 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 First Team outfielder last month. He is a two-time North Star Athletic Association Baseball All-Conference recipient, earning the First Team distinction this season.

Macaluso led the team in batting average with .382, going 73-of-191 at the plate.  He also produced a team-leading slugging percentage of .691 with 18 doubles, 13 home runs, triple, and 41 singles. His 18 doubles tied for second most in a single season for DSU He drove in 63 runs and posted an on-base percentage of .444.

He is listed in numerous school records this season for Dakota State. He holds the single season record of 73 hits and 63 RBIs. Macaluso also tied the single season record 191 at-bats.  He accumulated 132 total bases, the second most single-season total bases along with home runs, 13 total home runs this season. 

Macaluso is tied for second all-time home runs with 19 home runs for the Trojans.  He is also second all-time in RBIs with 96.

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