FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –– The Arkansas baseball team proved they were truly student-athletes during the 2005 fall semester with an impressive 3.15-team grade point average.
The 3.15-team GPA was the highest of any male team on campus with 26 of 41 players earning a 3.0 or better GPA.
Razorback position players compiled a 3.27 GPA, while the pitching staff put together a 3.0 GPA during the fall.
“I couldn’t be more proud of what our team accomplished in the classroom during the fall,” Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn said. “A 3.15 GPA for a baseball team is almost unheard of around the country. It shows you the type of student-athletes that we have in this program. Not only do these guys want to succeed on the field, but they understand the importance of going to class, getting good grades and graduating.”
Senior right-handed pitcher Charley Boyce and former shortstop Scott Hode received their degrees in December, while Trey Holloway and Josh Smith are scheduled to graduate in May.
Two Hogs, freshmen Taylor Ardoin and Brad Secrist, earned perfect 4.0 GPAs during the fall. Eleven Razorbacks posted GPAs of 3.5 or better during the fall, including Brian Walker (3.91), Thomas Hauskey (3.86), Lee Land (3.83), Brandon Barr (3.83), Brian McLelland (3.82), Hunter London (3.75), Trey Holloway (3.69), Jake Dugger (3.60), Shaun Seibert (3.60), James Ewing (3.60) and Danny Hamblin (3.53).
The Diamond Hogs will transition to the field or the season opener on Friday, Feb. 10, in Mobile, Ala., against George Mason. The Razorbacks home opener is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24, with a doubleheader against Louisiana Tech beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Baum Stadium.
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