Kansas State Places Six on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

MANHATTAN, Kan. Senior second baseman Brett Scott highlighted six Kansas State baseball student-athletes who were named to the Academic All-Big 12 baseball teams, as the conference released its list of 62 student-athletes who earned academic all-conference honors.


Scott, who was the lone player in the conference nominated with a 4.0 GPA in Business Administration, was joined by fellow seniors Chase Bayuk (Management) and Brad Hutt (Athletic Training), along with junior Todd Vogel (Construction Science and Management) on the first team. Redshirt sophomore A.J. Morris (Finance) and junior Nate Tenbrink (Management) earned second-team honors.


The distinction marked the third-straight year Scott has been named to the first team, while Hutt and Vogel earned first team honors for the second-consecutive season. Tenbrink earned second-team honors for the second-straight year, while Morris picked up his first conference academic honor.


The six players on the Academic All-Big 12 team marked the third-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 26 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 baseball academic all-league team consisted of 46 first team members combined with 16 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.


Next action for Kansas State is this weekend as the Wildcats take on Kansas in the annual Sunflower Showdown. Friday’s game is set for a 6 p.m. first pitch at Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence, Kan., before the series shifts to Manhattan for the final two games. Saturday-night’s game, which is Senior Night, is set for 6:30 p.m., while Sunday’s regular season finale will begin at 2 p.m.