Baseball Nets Eight Academic All-Conference Honors
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Eight members of the Kansas baseball program were recognized by the Big 12 Conference as the league office unveiled its 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team Thursday afternoon.
Two Jayhawks were named as repeat honorees as senior pitcher Colin Toalson (mechanical engineering) nabbed his second-career First Team nod, while junior second baseman Colby Wright (sport management) has now earned back-to-back Second Team selections.
“I think it speaks volumes to the quality of student-athletes we have at the University of Kansas,” head coach Ritch Price said. “Our young men come to KU not only to play baseball in a power five conference, but they also come here to graduate and prepare to be successful in life. The success those young men have had in the classroom is really special.”
Joining Toalson on the first team were sophomore pitcher Sean Rackoski (mechanical engineering), junior third baseman Tommy Mirabelli (sport management) and senior outfielder Joe Luvisi (chemistry). The foursome made up what were 52-total first team honorees from around the conference achieving a 3.20-plus GPA.
Redshirt junior outfielder Joe Moroney (business administration and finance), junior pitcher Hayden Edwards (civil engineering) and sophomore Jeremy Kravetz (journalism), along with Wright were all tabbed with second team recognition by way of a GPA of 3.00-3.19.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA (grade-point average) or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshman and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. First team honorees hold a GPA of 3.20 or higher, while the second team recognizes those with a GPA of 3.00-3.19.
Kansas concludes the regular season with the annual Sunflower Showdown presented by Dillons with in-state rival Kansas State, May 15-17.
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