BILOXI, Miss. – Rice sophomore Brent Schwarz has been named to the 2017 inTouch Credit Union Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team, the league office announced on Monday, May 22.
Schwarz is one of just 13 student-athletes C-USA recognized Monday for balancing play on the baseball field with academic success. The right-handed pitcher in his second year with the Rice program has worked his way into ten relief appearances against the likes of TCU, Texas, Dallas Baptist, Pepperdine, and Charlotte. The Boerne, Texas, native has posted nine strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work, all while maintaining a 4.14 grade point average as a Mechanical Engineering major. Not only is Schwarz a two-time C-USA Academic Medalist and member of the C-USA Academic Honor Roll, he has twice been named to the Rice University President’s Honor Roll.
The Rice baseball team is next in action on Wednesday (May 24) at The First, A National Banking Association C-USA Championship in Biloxi, Miss. The Owls (27-29 overall) are the No. 6 seed of the tournament, and face Florida Atlantic at MGM Park, the minor league home of the Milwaukee Brewers’ AA affiliate Biloxi Shuckers. The start time of the tournament’s opening game, featuring Owls-v-Owls, is set for 9 am.
The full list of C-USA baseball's All-Academic honorees is as follows.
2017 InTouch Credit Union C-USA Baseball All-Academic Team
NAME, SCHOOL, YEAR, GPA, MAJOR
Austin Langham, Florida Atlantic, Sr., 3B, Naples, Florida | 3.72 GPA in Biological Science
*Graham Ahlrich, Louisiana Tech, Jr., P, Madison, Mississippi | 3.81 GPA in Chemistry
Kent Hasler, Louisiana Tech, Jr., P, Madison, Mississippi | 3.90 GPA in Interdisciplinary Studies
Wade Martin, Marshall, So., P, Wheelersburg, Ohio | 4.00 GPA in Health Care Management
Riley Delgado, Middle Tennessee, Sr., SS, Miami, Florida | 3.82 GPA in Leisure, Sport & Tourism Studies
Austin Dennis, Middle Tennessee, So., OF/IF/P, Rockledge, Florida | 3.85 GPA in Business
Jared Young, Old Dominion, Jr., 2B, Prince George, Canada | 3.87 GPA in Sport Management
Brent Schwarz, Rice, So., P, Boerne, Texas | 4.14 GPA in Mechanical Engineering
*Kirk McCarty, Southern Miss, Jr., P, Hattiesburg, Mississippi | 4.00 GPA in Accounting
Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss, So., P, Evans, Georgia | 4.00 GPA in Construction Engineering Technology
*Brewer Hicklen, UAB, R-So., OF, Huntsville, Alabama | 3.70 GPA in Information Systems
Tyler Giovanoni, UTSA, Jr., P, Schertz, Texas | 4.00 GPA in Business
*Kaleb Duckworth, WKU, Jr., OF, Henderson, Kentucky | 3.96 GPA in Accounting
* repeat honoree