Ivan Acuna just finished up his final season of collegiate baseball at Winston Salem State University this past spring season on his way to earning a physical education degree. Winston Salem State is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).
Ivan was one of the key contributors for the Rams this year leading them to a NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. This year, Ivan hit for an impressive line of statistics. Ivan held a batting average of .367, while scoring 70 runs, on his way to knocking in 59 batters as well. Not only did Ivan get it done in those three categories, but he also had 21 doubles and slugged 11 home runs on his way to a .624 slugging percentage. Ivan’s stellar season this past year garnered some awards at the end of the season, as he earned a First-Team All-Conference selection, All-Atlantic Region Team selection, and the CIAA Player of the Year.
Before going to Winston Salem State University, Ivan started his collegiate baseball career at Catawba Valley Community College where he was part of a Red Hawks team that made it to the Junior College Region X Championship and was selected to the Division II Junior College All-World Series team.
The 5’ 10’’ 200-pound infielder is also the only player for the Miners that grew up outside of the United States of America. Ivan was born and raised in Guarenas, Venezuela before he came to the United States of America to begin his collegiate baseball career.