Scott Named Academic All-American

MANHATTAN, Kan. For the second-consecutive season, Kansas State second baseman Brett Scott was named academic all-America as he was selected to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has announced.


Scott, who recently completed his career at K-State, was named to the third team in 2007 after obtaining his degree in Finance with a 3.98 GPA. Last year, Scott became just the ninth player in school history to be honored as an academic all-American and the first since Chris Hess earned third team honors in 1993. This year, Scott held a 4.0 GPA as he worked towards earning his graduate degree in Business Administration.


Scott finished his career with a .264 batting average, including a .268 clip this season, as he helped lead the Wildcats to their second-consecutive Big 12 Championship and a date in the title game against Texas last Sunday. Scott, who led the 2008 squad with a .408 on-base percentage, also finished his career with 23 sacrifice bunts to capture the school’s career record.


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 one of four student-athletes from District VII elected to the team, was one of just two Big 12 players who earned academic all-America honors this season, joining third-team selection Justin Ellrich from Kansas.