The Academic All-District First Team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America, is recognition of the nation’s top student-athletes.
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Mascia joins 10 other student-athletes from various schools in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia on the District 3 First Team.
Mascia and all other First-Team district honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with First- and Second-Team Academic All-America selections to be announced later this month.
Mascia boasts a 3.99 grade point average –— highest on the team — while majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering. He plans to attend medical school with hopes of becoming a surgeon.
To be eligible for Academic All-District and All-America distinction, nominees must have reached at least sophomore academic standing and have a minimum 3.30 GPA to go along with legitimate on-field contributions.
Also a designated hitter, Mascia had a solid year on the diamond for the Vols after appearing in just one game during his first two seasons on Rocky Top.
The ex-Admiral batted .278 with five home runs and 15 RBI while leading the team in slugging and on-base percentage.