Scott Named First Team Academic All-District

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State second baseman Brett Scott was one of four infielders selected to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America have announced.


A redshirt junior from Manhattan, Scott will receive a degree in Finance with a minor in Economics this Saturday prior to the Cats’ evening contest with Texas A&M and will graduate with a 3.97 GPA. The honor for Scott marks the first time a Wildcat baseball player has been named Academic All-District since Tim Doty back in 2003.


Scott, who has one season of eligibility left on the baseball diamond, is currently hitting .299 with a homer and 19 RBI for the 31-17 Wildcats. 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 all-district 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 and the Wildcats host No. 11 Texas A&M this weekend at Tointon Stadium in a Big 12 Conference series. Friday and Saturday’s contests will be at 6:30 p.m., while Sunday’s finale will begin at 1 p.m.