Brett Scott Earns Academic All-America Honors

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State second baseman Brett Scott became just the ninth player in school history to earn academic all-America honors as he was selected to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America have announced.


A redshirt junior from Manhattan, Scott received a degree in Finance with a minor in Economics this spring and graduated with a 3.97 GPA. The honor for Scott marks the first time a Wildcat baseball player has been named an Academic All-American since Chris Hess earned third team honors back in 1993.


Scott, who has one season of eligibility left on the baseball diamond, hit .286 with a homer and 21 RBI for the 34-24 Wildcats in 2007 and helped lead the squad to its first Big 12 Tournament appearance in five seasons. 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 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 the lone student-athlete from District VII elected to the team, was one of just three Big 12 players who earned academic all-America honors this season, joining Oklahoma’s Aaron Ivey and Texas’ Bradley Suttle on the teams.