Archive for Thursday, May 29, 2014

Three Baker ballplayers earn scholar-athlete honor

May 29, 2014

LEWISTON, Idaho – Three Baker University athletes were named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

Baker University seniors Tara Chumley and Alyse Menghini were named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes this week at the 2014 NAIA Softball World Series.

They were two of 297 softball players from around the country to earn the distinguished award.

Baker starting pitcher Ryan Lasneske became the only player from the Wildcat baseball program to be named a 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

Lasneske was one of 257 baseball players from across the NAIA to earn the honor.

The Leavenworth native posted a 3.97 ERA in 10 starts this season for the Wildcats and struck out 43 batters, good for third on the team.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

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