Six Wildcats Named to Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Squad

By: From: KSU Sports Information
By: From: KSU Sports Information

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State placed six student-athletes on the 54-man
2007 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team, the league office announced
Tuesday. Chase Bayuk, Brad Hutt, A.J. Morris, Brett Scott and Todd
Vogel were all named to the first team squad, while Nate Tenbrink was
named to the second team.

Bayuk (Business Administration), Hutt (Nutrition and Exercise
Science/Athletic Training) and Scott (Finance) have been named to the
first team for the second straight season, while Morris (Business
Administration), Tenbrink (Business Administration) and Vogel
(Construction Science) are first time honorees.

Scott was recently named First Team Academic All-District VII and
received his undergraduate degree in finance last weekend at Kansas
State with a 3.97 overall grade-point average.

The six players on the Academic All-Big 12 team marked the second
straight season under head coach Brad Hill that the Cats placed six on
the team. In Hill’s four seasons at Kansas State, the Cats have now
placed a total of 20 student-athletes on the academic all-conference
squads.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support
services and the media relations offices, the academic all-league
baseball squad consisted of 36 first team members combined with 18 on
the second team. First team members consist of those who have
maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have
a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either
cumulative or the two previous semesters. All players nominated must
have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests,
while pitchers are required to have at least one inning pitched per
game played by the team or have appeared in 20 percent of their team’s
total games. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first
year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have
participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria
except percent of participation are also eligible.

Up next for the Cats after Illinois State on Tuesday is a three-game Big
12 Conference series at Baylor. Friday and Saturday’s games will begin
at 6:30 p.m., while Sunday’s finale is a 1 p.m. first pitch at Baylor
Ballpark.


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