Jayhawk baseball enjoys strong semester in classroom
LAWRENCE, Kan. – On the heels of one its best academic performances, the Kansas baseball team picked up where it left off the 2016-17 year and posted a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 to close out the 2017 fall semester.
Twenty-three players earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s and Athletic Director’s Honor Rolls, with senior catcher Tanner Gragg and redshirt-freshman pitcher Jonah Ulane leading the charge with a perfect 4.0 term.
“I am very pleased with the success our players enjoyed in the classroom during the fall semester,” head coach Ritch Price said. “They had a tremendous academic year last season, and have started this one with that same foot forward.”
The Jayhawks set a team record in the spring of 2017 with a 3.04 GPA and received the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2016-17 season with a combined GPA of 3.01. Kansas was one of 40 schools to earn that recognition among the 301 NCAA Division I teams that took to the diamond a year ago.
“I appreciate all the hard work assistant athletics director for academic and career counseling Glenn Quick continues to do for our program,” Price said. “He is an integral part of our program and does an outstanding job with our players each and every year.”
Kansas opens the 2018 season against Murray State on February 16, at Hoglund Ballpark. That game will mark the first time the Jayhawks played its first game of the season at home since the 2002 campaign when they hosted Ottawa.
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