Five Red Raiders Earn Academic All-Big 12 Accolades|
May 15, 2008
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech Baseball placed five student-athletes on the 2008 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team that was announced by the league office earlier this afternoon.
Senior first baseman Jason Seefeld (Management and Business), junior right fielder Roger Kieschnick (Exercise & Sport Scienece) and junior reliever Brian Cloud (Management and Business) led the way for the Red Raiders as all three were named to the first-team. Sophomore reliever Sam Janca (Agriculture and Applied Econoics) and junior right-hander AJ Ramos (General Studies) were second team selections.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the baseball academic all-league team consisted of 46 first team members combined with 16 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters. All players nominated must have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled contests, while pitchers are required to have at least one inning pitched per game played by the team or have appeared in 20 percent of their team's total games. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.