TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State University baseball program had 21 student-athletes earn Scholar Baller® recognition during the Spring 2014 semester, which honors those who achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Eight Sun Devils have earned Scholar Baller® recognition in each of the past four semesters (Fall 2012-Spring 2014) semesters, another four student-athletes are receiving the honor for the third time in their careers and eight Sun Devils have been Scholar Ballers® twice. A total of 26 current baseball student-athletes have earned Scholar Baller® recognition in at least one of the past four semesters.
“Accomplishments on the field can only get you so far,” head coach Tim Esmay says. “These young men are setting themselves up for excellence for the rest of their lives. This commitment to all-around success is a true embodiment of the Sun Devil Way and represents what the Sun Devil Baseball program is all about.”
The list includes five seniors, three juniors, 10 sophomores and three freshmen. Eight of the 12 student-athletes who joined the team prior to the Fall 2013 semester netted Scholar Baller® honors, including four who have earned the honor in both of their semesters at ASU.
A Scholar Baller® is an individual who embraces the opportunity to balance playbooks with textbooks and excels in school, his or her sport, and ultimately in life.
2014 Spring Semester - Baseball Student-Athlete Scholar Ballers®
Jordan Aboites – Communications^
Trever Allen - Interdisciplinary Studies* (Spring 2014 graduate)
Christopher Beall – Management* (Barrett, The Honors College)
Joey Bielek – Finance+
Kyle Bilbrey - Interdisciplinary Studies* (Spring 2014 graduate)
Ryan Burr - Criminal Justice*
Nick Diamond - Communication
Tony DiMartino – Communications+
Dalton DiNatale - Business Communications*
Cooper Esmay – Exploratory – Health/Life Sciences+
Darin Gillies - Criminal Justice*
David Greer – Business Communications+
Cory Hahn - Business Communications* (Spring 2014 graduate)
Ryan Kellogg – Management^
Brett Lilek – Communication%
Zak Miller – Masters in Management^ (Spring 2014 graduate)
Josh McAlister – Master’s in Accountancy*
Jake Peevyhouse – Interdisciplinary Studies%
Emilio Torrez – Exercise and Wellness^
Colby Woodmansee – Business Marketing+
RJ Ybarra – Communication and Sociology+
* - Scholar Ballers® in past four semesters (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
+ - Scholar Ballers® past two semesters (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
^ - Scholar Ballers® in three semesters (non-consecutive)
% - Scholar Ballers® in two semesters (non-consecutive)