MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State second baseman Brett Scott became just the ninth player in school history to earn academic all-America honors as he was selected to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America have announced.
A redshirt junior from Manhattan, Scott received a degree in Finance
with a minor in Economics this spring and graduated with a 3.97 GPA.
The honor for Scott marks the first time a Wildcat baseball player has
been named an Academic All-American since Chris Hess earned third team honors back in 1993.
Scott, who has one season of eligibility left on the baseball diamond,
hit .286 with a homer and 21 RBI for the 34-24 Wildcats in 2007 and
helped lead the squad to its first Big 12 Tournament appearance in five
seasons. Last month, Scott was honored by the Big 12 Conference with
his community work as he was one of 12 Big 12 student-athletes named to the Spring Good Works Team.
In order to be eligible for academic honors, a student-athlete must
maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a 4.00 scale and
participate in at least 50 percent of his team’s games. Freshmen and
first-year transfers are not eligible.
Scott, who was the lone student-athlete from District VII elected to the
team, was one of just three Big 12 players who earned academic
all-America honors this season, joining Oklahoma’s Aaron Ivey and
Texas’ Bradley Suttle on the teams.
– k-statesports.com –