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Record-breaking honorees for the Del Mar Little League Academic All American Program

Record-breaking honorees for the Del Mar Little League Academic All American Program

By Gloria Limas An

More than 70 Del Mar Little League players were honored as members of the Academic All American Program this year.  The league recognizes athletes who excel both on the baseball field and the classroom.  It is open to players in fourth through ninth grades playing in divisions A, AA, AAA, Majors and Juniors.  Students must have straight “A’s” in all classes to be eligible.

Former DMLL President and current Treasurer Larry Jackel created the program along with Doug Irwin four years ago.  It has grown steadily over the years with only 45 players being honored the first year.  Jackel says, “The program is an incentive...

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