The Cal U senior first baseman was chosen as a Google Cloud Third-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A native of Pittsburgh, Fairman was an all-region honoree from multiple organizations
this season after earning Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West Athlete
of the Year laurels. He ranked among the top five in the conference with a .372 batting
average, a .669 slugging percentage and a .503 on-base percentage. The 6-foot-3 senior
also paced the league and ranked third in NCAA Division II with 44 stolen bases, which
set a new single-season school record and tied for the second-most in conference history.
Fairman became only the third player in program history to record at least 20 homers,
110 RBI and 85 stolen bases. The Thomas Jefferson product finished his career ranked
among the top 10 all-time in home runs and steals in Cal U history.
Fairman maintains a 3.65 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) while pursuing a bachelor's degree in middle level education: grades 4-8 with a concentration in math and social studies. He also is a two-time D2ADA Academic Achievement Award and three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete recipient.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a scale of 4.00 and must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution. Position players must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at their nominated position and pitchers must have worked at least 10.0 innings.