Academic all-state honor for MHS senior

Marshalltown High School senior Connor Ruddick has been named to the 27th annual Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s academic all-state second team, the organization announced Tuesday.

A panel of coaches selected two 22-player squads for academic all-state. Student-athletes were nominated by their coaches for demonstrating outstanding academic, moral and athletic characteristics during the summer baseball season.

Ruddick, who served primarily as a catcher for the Bobcats, was a part of the 22-man second team and will receive a certificate signifying the achievement.